unknowing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From un- +‎ knowing.

Adjective[edit]

unknowing ‎(comparative more unknowing, superlative most unknowing)

  1. Without knowing; ignorant.
  2. (obsolete) Unknown, unbeknownst (to someone).
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke II:
      And when they had fulfilled the dayes, as they returned home, the chylde Jesus boode styll in hierusalem, vnknowinge to his father and mother.

Noun[edit]

unknowing ‎(plural unknowings)

  1. Absence of knowledge; ignorance of something.
    • 2011, E. L. McCallum, ‎Mikko Tuhkanen, Queer Times, Queer Becomings (page 320)
      Only later in the performance do we get that diegetically earlier moment, the moment when still earlier questions, fears, knowings, and unknowings congeal into the medical diagnosis of “positive.”