Etymology
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unwitting (adj.)

late 14c., altered from or re-formed to replace unwitand, from Old English unwitende "ignorant," from un- (1) "not" + witting (adj.); see -ing (2). Similar formation in Old High German unwizzanti, German unwissend, Old Norse uvitandi, Gothic unwitands. Rare after c. 1600; revived c. 1800. Related: Unwittingly.

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Definitions of unwitting

unwitting (adj.)
not done with purpose or intent;
an unwitting mistake may be overlooked
unwitting (adj.)
not aware or knowing;
an unwitting subject in an experiment
unwitting (adj.)
unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge;
his rudeness was unwitting
Synonyms: ignorant / unknowledgeable / unknowing
From wordnet.princeton.edu