- 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