- inadvertent; unintentional; accidental: His insult, though unwitting, pained her.
- not knowing; unaware; ignorant; oblivious; unconscious: an unwitting person.
verb (used with object), un·wit·ted, un·wit·ting.
- Obsolete. to render devoid of wit; derange.
adjective (usually prenominal)
- not knowing or conscious
- not intentional; inadvertent
adj.Old English unwitende, from un- (1) “not” + witting. Cf. Old High German unwizzanti, German unwissend, Old Norse uvitandi, Gothic unwitands. Rare after c.1600; revived c.1800.