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unawares

un·a·wares

unawares

 
pronunciation:
uhn weIrz
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: by surprise or unexpectedly.
The early morning attack caught the troops completely unawares.
synonyms:
suddenly, unexpectedly
definition 2: while not aware or cognizant; unknowingly.
All unawares, he fell into the trap.
synonyms:
unknowingly
antonyms:
knowingly
similar words:
accidentally, unintentionally