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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unanticipated, unforeseen, unlooked-for, out of the blue(p)adjective

    not anticipated

    "unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden; "unforeseen circumstances"; "a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy"; "like a bolt out of the blue"


Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. unanticipatedadjective

    unexpected, sudden, abrupt, unthought of, unlooked for

PPDB, the paraphrase database3.0 / 2 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "unanticipated":

    unforeseen, unexpected, unintended, unplanned, unscheduled

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  1. The Colorado Democrat:

    The work we have in front of us to restore a politics that is worthy of our kids and grandkids has never been more important, this unanticipated hurdle only reinforces how strongly I feel about contributing to the larger conversation about the future of our country, and I am even more committed to drive that conversation in a positive direction.

  2. Rebecca Gordon:

    It looks like there will be a few unanticipated rules to comply with, though, ultimately a positive outlook. The real power of this coin will likely unleash though in 2021 when power Pluto lands on Facebook's Mercury.

  3. Top Democrats:

    Program after program talked about the fear and stigma that gay men are experiencing in relation to [ monkeypox ], the shortages of vaccine, the burned-out staff, the shortages of funding to cover what has been an unanticipated public health emergency.

  4. Chief Operating Officer Jeff Clarke:

    The lead times in our products service are getting better by the day, but that's the challenge in front of us... It's this unanticipated spike in demand in this particular sub-segment that has driven industry shortages, which I'm sure you heard from everybody, we're responding to.

  5. Tim Pyle:

    My reaction to the TRAPPIST system was very emotional, it got me so excited thinking about what it looked like on these planets, everything we'd hoped for when we had science fiction visions of other worlds. Working on Robert Hurt, I've been able to illustrate so many different kinds of astronomical objects. It felt like we kept opening these new doors to what kinds of discoveries Robert Hurt could make. And at times, we were the first to illustrate these unanticipated findings.

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