|1.||[ adverb ] without forethought or plan; inadvertently|
"came upon the diamond unawares"
|2.||[ adverb ] 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
|3.||[ adverb ] at a disadvantage|
"I was caught short"