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Synonyms for unawares
ˌʌn əˈwɛərzun·awares

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unawaresadverb

    without forethought or plan; inadvertently

    "came upon the diamond unawares"

    Synonyms:
    short

  2. unawaresadverb

    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

    Synonyms:
    short

  3. short, unawaresadverb

    at a disadvantage

    "I was caught short"

    Synonyms:
    dead, suddenly, shortly, curtly, short, abruptly

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unawaresadjective

    Synonyms:
    unexpectedly, suddenly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unawares":

    aback

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How to use unawares in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.*

  3. Hebrews 132 Bible:

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

  4. Siddharth Astir:

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

  5. Ray Smith:

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


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