unexpected[ uhn-ik-spek-tid ]SEE DEFINITION OF unexpected
Synonyms for unexpected
- from left field
- not bargained for
- not in the cards
- out of the blue
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNEXPECTED
I might have paid them at the time, but it was all so unexpected and so sudden,—it rattled me, quite.
This unexpected opposition excited the fierce resentment of the captain.
No one was more surprised than Robert at the unexpected inheritance.
It is curious to note the extent to which the unexpected has come about.
Sallie Calkins was somewhat flurried by this unexpected call.
He found himself wholly at a loss before the woman's unexpected reply.
His dismissal from the staff was a wise move, tempered by unexpected clemency.
An unexpected event finished the work of forming her character.
The demand was so sudden and unexpected that it found them poorly prepared to meet it.
"I'm beginning to think so," she replied with unexpected humility.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR UNEXPECTED
- out of line