Meaning of “unaware” in the English Dictionary

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"unaware" in British English

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unawareadjective [ after verb ]

uk /ˌʌn.əˈweər/ us /ˌʌn.əˈwer/

B2 not understanding or realizing something:

[ + that ] He was unaware that the police were watching him.
I was completely unaware of the problem.

More examples

  • All this time I was blissfully unaware of the situation.
  • There is a large body of people who are unaware of their basic rights.
  • They were unaware of the rising tide.
  • I was unaware that she was unhappy.
  • We were unaware that there had been a problem.

(Definition of “unaware” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unaware" in American English

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unawareadjective

us /ˌʌn·əˈweər/

not knowing that something exists, or not having knowledge or experience of something:

I was unaware of the risks involved.
[ + that clause ] Bowman was unaware that the car was gone.

(Definition of “unaware” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)