unwares

adverb un·wares \-rz\

Definition of unwares

archaic

  1. :  unawares

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Origin and Etymology of unwares

Middle English, from unwar, adjective, unaware (from Old English unwær) + -es, adverb suffix (from -es, genitive singular ending of nouns) — more at 's


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