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un·a·ware

unaware

 
pronunciation:
uhn weIr
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not aware; not realizing.
Until the day we sneaked into his yard, we were unaware that Mr. Griffin had a watchdog.
antonyms:
aware, conscious
similar words:
blind, ignorant, unconscious
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: not expected; by surprise; unawares.
The surprise party took me unaware.
derivation: unawareness (n.)
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The word unaware contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2