Definitions for unawaresˌʌn əˈwɛərz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
unknowingly or inadvertently.
without warning; unexpectedly:
to find someone unawares.
Origin of unawares:
without forethought or plan; inadvertently
"came upon the diamond unawares"
suddenly and unexpectedly
"rain caught them unawares"; "sorrow comes to all, and to the young it comes with bittered agony because it takes them unawares"- A.Lincoln
at a disadvantage
"I was caught short"
unexpectedly or by surprise
without plan or forethought
without design or preparation; suddenly; without premeditation, unexpectedly
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