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See definition of unlooked for on Dictionary.com
  • as inunexpected
  • as inunforeseen
  • as inchance

synonyms for unlooked for

  • abrupt
  • accidental
  • amazing
  • astonishing
  • fortuitous
  • startling
  • stunning
  • sudden
  • swift
  • unanticipated
  • unforeseen
  • unpredictable
  • wonderful
  • chance
  • electrifying
  • eye-opening
  • from left field
  • impetuous
  • impulsive
  • instantaneous
  • not bargained for
  • not in the cards
  • out of the blue
  • payback
  • prodigious
  • staggering
  • unheralded
  • unlooked-for
  • unpredicted
  • contingent
  • incidental
  • adventitious
  • at random
  • by-the-way
  • casual
  • fluky
  • fortuitous
  • fortunate
  • happy
  • inadvertent
  • lucky
  • odd
  • offhand
  • unforeseen
  • unintentional
  • unlooked-for
  • unplanned

antonyms for unlooked for

MOST RELEVANT
  • deliberate
  • designed
  • expected
  • intentional
  • planned
  • predictable
  • slow
  • expected
  • foreseen
  • predictable
  • predicted
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How to use unlooked for in a sentence

The result of this stock-taking shows that eleven volumes were unaccounted-for, a list of which is appended.
REPORT OF THE CHIEF LIBRARIAN FOR THE YEAR 1924-25GENERAL ASSEMBLY LIBRARY (NEW ZEALAND)
At this stock-taking the number unaccounted-for is twenty-two, several of which are quite recent accessions to the Library.
REPORT OF THE CHIEF LIBRARIAN FOR THE YEAR 1924-25GENERAL ASSEMBLY LIBRARY (NEW ZEALAND)
Edna's desire to see Mademoiselle Reisz had increased tenfold since these unlooked-for obstacles had arisen to thwart it.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
But no other instance of for-tened is known, nor yet of crece as short for increes (increase).
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
At length the long looked-for copy arrived, he saw it, composed himself and died, 1543.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
It was nearly eleven o'clock when the free-for-all running race was announced.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
The sepoys usually swarm out hell-for-leather and we rush to meet them.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The good man then devoted his unlooked-for fortune to philanthropies in concert with Judge Popinot.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Both ladies evidently enjoyed the unhoped-for but well-deserved rest.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
When Peggy's father died, Colling was going it hell-for-leather—just about as fast as they're made.
A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
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