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A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.
Ibrahim Babangida

Meaning of "unawares" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNAWARES

unawares  [ˌʌnəˈwɛəz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNAWARES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unawares is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES UNAWARES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of unawares in the English dictionary

The definition of unawares in the dictionary is without prior warning or plan; unexpectedly. Other definition of unawares is without being aware of or knowing.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNAWARES


affairs
əˈfɛəz
airs
ɛəz
anywheres
ˈɛnɪˌwɛəz
backstairs
ˈbækˈstɛəz
douzepers
ˈduːzˌpɛəz
downstairs
ˈdaʊnˈstɛəz
flares
flɛəz
housewares
ˈhaʊsˌwɛəz
pairs
pɛəz
Roulers
ruːˈlɛəz
stairs
stɛəz
theirs
ðɛəz
there´s
ðɛəz
upstairs
ˈʌpˈstɛəz
wares
wɛəz
warez
wɛəz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNAWARES

unaverted
unavertible
unavoidability
unavoidable
unavoidableness
unavoidably
unavoided
unavowed
unavowedly
unawake
unawaked
unawakened
unawakening
unawarded
unaware
unawarely
unawareness
unawed
unawesome
unaxed

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNAWARES

A shares
Antares
Baleares
Benares
date squares
food shares
founders´ shares
go shares
growth shares
least squares
Linares
nares
Olivares
ordinary shares
penny shares
preference shares
preferred ordinary shares
primus inter pares
Soares

Synonyms and antonyms of unawares in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNAWARES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unawares» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unawares

Translation of «unawares» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNAWARES

Find out the translation of unawares to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unawares from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unawares» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

偷着
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desprevenidos
570 millions of speakers

English

unawares
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनजाने में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على حين غرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

врасплох
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

unawares
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অজ্ঞাতসারে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

au dépourvu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Secara tidak langsung
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unerwartet
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

知らずに
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어느새
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unawares
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không dự định trước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிர்பார்த்திராதபோது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनजान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

habersizce
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di sorpresa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

znienacka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зненацька
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pe neașteptate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απροετοίμαστο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onverhoeds
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

unawares
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uforvarende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unawares

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNAWARES»

The term «unawares» is regularly used and occupies the 91.449 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unawares

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2 QUOTES WITH «UNAWARES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unawares.
1
Ibrahim Babangida
A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.
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Sarah Churchwell
History resembles a guest list in that sense of the invited and the gatecrashers: the people for whom we have been waiting, and those whose presence takes us unawares.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNAWARES»

Discover the use of unawares in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unawares and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Angels unawares
McKenna draws deft and touching portraits of angels as special friends of the imprisoned, the endangered, the persecuted, and those who preach the good news. Her tales will delight enthusiastic as well as discerning angel-watchers.
Megan McKenna, 1995
2
Angel Unawares: A Story of Christmas Eve (1916)
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Charles Norris Williamson, A. M. Williamson, 2010
3
An Angel Unawares
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
Courteney Grant, 2010
4
The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style
See ADJECTIVES (b). unaware; unawares. Properly, unaware is the adjective <I am unaware of that book> and unawares the adverb <the rainstorm caught us unawares>. Thus, taken unaware and caught unaware are mistakes for the Set ...
Bryan A. Garner, 2000
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The Works of Jonathan Edwards
There are certain men crept in unawares — ungodly men, turning the grace of God into lasciviousness." Gal. ii. 4. " False brethren, unawares brought in." If it be said, these here spoken of were openly scandalous persons and heretics : I ...
Jonathan Edwards, Henry Rogers, Sereno Edwards Dwight, 1839
6
Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary ...
Vertov's argument in The Man with a Movie Camera can be summarized by two phrases that recur throughout his manifestos and are coupled in the title of his first feature: "Life Caught Unawares" and the "Cinema Eye." "Life caught unawares" ...
Barry Keith Grant, Jeannette Sloniowski, 1998
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Garner's Modern American Usage
See ADJECTIVES (B). unaware; unawares. Properly, unaware is the adjective <I am unaware of that book> and unawares the adverb <the rainstorm caught us unawares>. Thus, *taken unaware and *caught unaware are mistakes for the SET ...
Bryan Garner, 2009
8
Angel Unaware: A Touching Story of Love and Loss
The story that changed the lives of millions offers help and hope to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.
Dale Evans Rogers, 2004
9
Unawares
This novel is a mix of urban fantasy, adventure and dark humour, for those that like their heroes to be less than angelic, and their angels less than heroic.
Bob Simms, 2011
10
Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery
Amongst the proverbial sayings of the Welsh, which are chiefly preserved in the shape of triads, is the following one: “Three things come unawares upon a man, sleep, sin, and old age.” This saying holds sometimes good with respect to sleep  ...
George Henry Borrow, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNAWARES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unawares is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pair caught unawares by icy tramp
A mother and daughter who had to be plucked from an icy ridge while tramping in Taranaki at the weekend say there was no warning about the track's level of ... «Radio New Zealand, Jul 15»
2
Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences
Jennifer Nugent and her three kids are throwing a big, blue ball around in the small living room of their rental home. The kids are happy, but Nugent isn't. «NPR, Jul 15»
3
Caught unawares: Pictures of Hollywood stars spotted locking lips
Caught unawares: Pictures of Hollywood stars spotted locking lips. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian kiss on arrival at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los ... «IBNLive, May 15»
4
England collapse caught Stokes unawares
Ben Stokes was almost caught with his pants down by England's batting collapse but recovered to save their first innings at Lords. England all-rounder Ben ... «Sportal.com.au, May 15»
5
MCI inspection team catches GMCH staff unawares
Student hostels: Accommodation is available only for 163 students against a requirement for 225 students. For 60 students, accommodation has been provided ... «Chandigarh Tribune, Apr 15»
6
But PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi told Dawn that the …
The remarks made by the prime minister, according to the source, caught Imran Khan unawares and the PTI chief was heard complaining to his party colleagues ... «DAWN.com, Apr 15»
7
Entertaining Angels Unawares
One of the more intriguing exhortations in the book of Hebrews is found in chapter thirteen, verse four. Actually, it isn't the exhortation itself that I find fascinating ... «Crossmap, Apr 15»
8
At a Wedding, Airport, or the Office—China Anti-Corruption Agents …
At a Wedding, Airport, or the Office—China Anti-Corruption Agents Take Targets Unawares. By Larry Ong, Epoch Times and Frank Fang, Epoch Times | April 6, ... «The Epoch Times, Apr 15»
9
Female fan catches Kendall Jenner unawares with unwanted kiss
Female fan catches Kendall Jenner unawares with unwanted kiss. Kendall Jenner received an unwanted kiss from a female fan during an outing, in Paris, with ... «India Today, Mar 15»
10
Rain, hailstorm catch Delhi unawares, mercury drops
NEW DELHI: Sudden rains accompanied by cold winds and hailstorms lashed several parts of the city today, causing a major dip in the mercury which brought ... «Times of India, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Unawares [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/unawares>. Dec 2019 ».
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