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Meaning of UNAWARES

Pronunciation:  `unu'wehrz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"
  2. [adv]  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. [adv]  without forethought or plan; inadvertently; "came upon the diamond unawares"

UNAWARES is a 8 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: short



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Un`a*wares"\, adv.
Without design or preparation; suddenly; without
premeditation, unexpectedly. ``Mercies lighting unawares.''
--J. H. Newman.

      Lest unawares we lose This our high place, our
      sanctuary, our hill.                     --Milton.

{At unaware}, or {At unawares}, unexpectedly; by surprise.

         He breaks at unawares upon our walks. --Dryden.

         So we met In this old sleepy town an at unaware.
                                               --R. Browning.