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unexpected

[ uhn-ik-spek-tid ]SEE DEFINITION OF unexpected

Synonyms for unexpected

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Antonyms for unexpected

  • deliberate
  • designed
  • expected
  • intentional
  • planned
  • predictable
  • slow
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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.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of expect. Related: Unexpectedly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNEXPECTED

abnormal

adjectivedifferent from standard or norm

atypic

adjectiveunusual
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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