What does unawares mean?

Definitions for unawaresˌʌn əˈwɛərz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unawares.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unawares(adverb)

    without forethought or plan; inadvertently

    "came upon the diamond unawares"

  2. unawares(adverb)

    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

  3. short, unawares(adverb)

    at a disadvantage

    "I was caught short"


  1. unawares(Adverb)

    unexpectedly or by surprise

  2. unawares(Adverb)


  3. unawares(Adverb)

    without plan or forethought

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unawares(adverb)

    without design or preparation; suddenly; without premeditation, unexpectedly


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unawares in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unawares in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Siddharth Astir:

    Routines catch us unawares after evolving into weaknesses!!!!

  2. Hebrews 132 Bible:

    Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

  3. Ray Smith:

    It was a freak gust of wind that caught everyone unawares, it actually pulled the safety stakes out of the ground.

  4. Seneca:

    We deliberate about the parcels of life, but not about life itself, and so we arrive all unawares at its different epochs, and have the trouble of beginning all again. And so finally it is that we do not walk as men confidently towards death, but let death come suddenly upon us.

  5. Mahabharata:

    Death comes, and makes a man his prey, A man whose powers are yet unspent; Like one on gathering flowers intent, Whose thoughts are turned another way. Begin betimes to practise good, Lest fate surprise thee unawares Amid thy round of schemes and cares; To-morrow?s task to-day conclude.*

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