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1. unexpected

adjective. ['ˌənɪkˈspɛktɪd'] not expected or anticipated.

Synonyms

  • unhoped-for
  • unpredicted
  • unannounced
  • unforeseen
  • unprovided for
  • unheralded
  • unlooked-for
  • unhoped
  • unanticipated
  • upset
  • surprising
  • unthought
  • out of the blue

Antonyms

  • unsurprising
  • rich
  • functional disorder
  • organic disorder

Etymology

  • expected (English)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Unexpected

  • interconnected
  • disrespected
  • unsuspected
  • unprotected
  • misdirected
  • disconnected
  • uninfected
  • undetected
  • unconnected
  • uncollected
  • reconnected
  • recollected
  • interjected
  • disaffected
  • unelected
  • uncorrected
  • unaffected
  • suspected
  • subjected
  • resurrected
  • respected
  • reflected
  • reelected
  • redirected
  • neglected
  • intersected
  • inspected
  • deflected
  • selected
  • rejected

Example sentences of the word unexpected


1. Adjective
Stained or painted barn doors can bring in a pop of unexpected color to a modern room.

Quotes containing the word unexpected


1. You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
- Paulo Coelho

2. Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.
- Carl Sandburg

3. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

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