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Definitions and Synonyms of unawares | Another word for unawares | What is unawares?

Definition 1: suddenly and unexpectedly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where unawares or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rain caught them unawares
  • sorrow comes to all, and to the young it comes with bittered agony because it takes them unawares

Definition 2: without forethought or plan; inadvertently - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where unawares or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • came upon the diamond unawares

Definition 3: at a disadvantage - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where unawares or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was caught short

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