unwittingly
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ʌnˈwɪtɪŋli/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌʌnˈwɪtɪŋli/, /ˌən-/, /-ɾɪŋ-/
Adverb

unwittingly

  1. In an unwitting manner; inadvertently, obliviously, unintentionally, unknowingly.
    Antonyms: advertently, consciously, deliberately, knowingly, intentionally, purposely
    She realized to her horror that she had unwittingly helped those people she most despised.
    • 1613, William Shakespeare; [John Fletcher], “The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii], page 220 ↗, column 2:
      This morning, / Paprs of State he ſent me, to peruſe / As I required: and wot you what I found / There (on my Conſcience put vnwittingly) {{...}
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