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See definition of unexpectedly on Dictionary.com
  • adv.surprisingly
  • adv.by chance
  • adv.in an unexpected way

synonyms for unexpectedly

  • quickly
  • suddenly
  • unusually
  • out of the blue
  • startlingly
  • unawares
  • accidentally
  • circumstantially
  • by coincidence
  • fortuitously
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antonyms for unexpectedly

MOST RELEVANT
  • advisedly
  • deliberately
  • intentionally
  • normally
  • obviously
  • regularly
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How to use unexpectedly in a sentence

From the meet-cute to the unexpected connection with a total stranger, it’s something I feel born to do.
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Paul, 35, earned all-NBA second team honors last season by leading the Thunder to an unexpected playoff berth.
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She knows the pandemic was unexpected and that it’s extremely challenging to deal with.
THE LEARNING CURVE: EVEN WITH SCHOOLS CLOSED, STATE OF DISTRICT ‘UNSTOPPABLE’WILL HUNTSBERRYNOVEMBER 19, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Throughout, Tsamaase explores themes of race, gender and sexuality in unexpected and compelling ways.
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For even more color, they said in an email, consider having it powder-coated in a rich coral or other unexpected hue.
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That changed in late July when Tesla reported an unexpected second-quarter profit, its fourth in a row—clearing the final hurdle needed to join the S&P 500.
TESLA WILL BE ADDED TO THE S&P 500, OFFICIALLY BECOMING A BLUE-CHIP STOCKJEN WIECZNERNOVEMBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
Now the unexpected has to be considered probable, and at least a baseline level of expected losses from disruption should be embedded into financial planning.
WHY INVESTING IN SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE PAYS OFFLBELANGER225NOVEMBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
When something unexpected but good happened—a “positive prediction error,” as researchers called it—the stimulus seemed to last longer.
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And, with the unexpected intersection of two musical acts with drastically different journeys, it’s a modern-day story of privilege — a microcosm of who is able and who expects to triumph in the music business.
ONE NAME, TWO MUSICAL ACTS AND A STORY OF PRIVILEGE: HOW THE LADY A CONTROVERSY CAPTURED THE STATE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IN 2020EMILY YAHRNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Meanwhile, in even more ominous news for Democrats, their House majority shrank as Republicans picked up an unexpected five seats.
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WORDS RELATED TO UNEXPECTEDLY

  • all of a sudden
  • precipitously
  • suddenly
  • unanticipatedly
  • unexpectedly
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