AskDefine | Define unexpected

Dictionary Definition

unexpected adj
1 not expected or anticipated; "unexpected guests"; "unexpected news" [ant: expected]
2 not foreseen; "unsuspected difficulties arose"; "unsuspected turnings in the road"
3 made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency; "a forced landing" [syn: forced]
4 causing surprise or amazement by not being expected; "the curtains opened to reveal a completely unexpected scene"
5 not planned; "an unexpected pregnancy"
6 happening or coming quickly and without warning; "a sudden unexpected development" [syn: unforeseen]

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  1. not expected, anticipated or foreseen



not expected, anticipated or foreseen

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