- not knowing; unaware
- not intended; unintentional
Origin of unwittingMiddle English unwiting, altered ; from Old English unwitende ; from un-, not + present participle of witan, to know: see wit
- Not knowing; unaware: an unwitting subject in an experiment.
- Not intended; unintentional: an unwitting admission of guilt.
Origin of unwittingMiddle English : un-, not; see un–1 + witting, present participle of witten, to know (from Old English witan; see weid- in Indo-European roots).
(comparative more unwitting, superlative most unwitting)
From Old English unwitende