unwittingly

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unwitting +‎ -ly

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unwittingly (comparative more unwittingly, superlative most unwittingly)

  1. In an unwitting manner; inadvertently, unintentionally, obliviously, unknowingly.
    She realised to her horror that she had unwittingly helped those people she most despised.
    • 2017 September 27, David Browne, "Hugh Hefner, 'Playboy' Founder, Dead at 91," Rolling Stone
      In the fall of 2016, Hefner was the subject of rumors about his health. As per his wishes, he was to be buried in a crypt next to that of Marilyn Monroe, who'd unwittingly helped launch Playboy into the multi-million-dollar business it became.

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