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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: wit 'to know' (11-20 centuries), from Old English witan

unwittingly

adverb
     
un‧wit‧ting‧ly
in a way that shows you do not know or realize something:
Friedmann had unwittingly broken the law.
unwitting adjective [only before noun]
an unwitting accomplice

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