Meaning of unawares

un•a•wares

Pronunciation: (un"u-wârz'), [key]
— adv.
  1. while not aware or conscious of a thing oneself; unknowingly or inadvertently.
  2. without warning; by surprise; suddenly; unexpectedly: to come upon someone unawares.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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