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synonyms for unawares

  • short
  • aback
  • abruptly
  • accidentally
  • by accident
  • by mistake
  • by surprise
  • carelessly
  • ignorantly
  • inadvertently
  • mistakenly
  • off guard
  • sudden
  • surprisingly
  • unconsciously
  • unexpectedly
  • unintentionally
  • unknowingly
  • unprepared
  • unready
  • unwittingly

antonyms for unawares

MOST RELEVANT
  • consciously
  • knowingly
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How to use unawares in a sentence

It’s bad news if a flash flood comes when people are caught unawares, stuck at home, or in traffic.
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I found it extremely disheartening that even after so many years of dealing with the war’s aftershocks, I can still be caught unawares of their intensity.
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And, while these shifts are designed to make search easier for consumers, many businesses have been caught unawares, losing visibility on Google.
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Know where your risks are, so that you’re not caught unawares when it happens.
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This he did till an evil day when Aunty Rosa pounced upon him unawares and told him that he was "acting a lie."
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And hence, possibly, arose the disquieting sensation that something was gathering, something that might take them unawares.
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Instantly the captain sought to take advantage of it, thinking to catch Garnache unawares.
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He did not dare to call assistance; an unguarded word might have slipped out unawares.
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Queeker had been taken unawares, but he pressed his knees together, knitted his brows, and resolved not to be so taken again.
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She was so far from being so that Mr. Gryce was taken unawares, and for once in his life became impulsive.
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WORDS RELATED TO UNAWARES

  • aback
  • by surprise
  • forthwith
  • sudden
  • suddenly
  • unanticipatedly
  • unaware
  • unawares
  • unexpectedly
  • without delay
  • without hesitation
  • without warning
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.