Synonyms for unawares
- by accident
- by mistake
- by surprise
- off guard
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNAWARES
At least, Yates, with all his experience, thought he had taken her unawares.
Blessings, then, upon these young wayfarers, for they have "blessed me unawares."
"It was an unexpected blow; it caught me unawares," he said heatedly.
I had unawares added to her grief, for her brother Charley was going to Switzerland too.
You will take them unawares; but I flatter myself you will not find them unprepared.
However, I catch him unawares occasionally, and this is a snap I took last summer.
It's rather a fool-scheme, if you ask me, but it might have been a nuisance if it had been sprung on us unawares.
It dropped from him unawares, and I was on the terrace and caught the words.'
It had come upon him so unawares that he felt he had not kept it out of his voice.
They were but few; for the Greek troops had come on them unawares; 11.