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Synonyms for unexpected
ˌʌn ɪkˈspɛk tɪdun·ex·pect·ed

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  1. unexpectedadjective

    Antonyms:
    expected

  2. unexpectedadjective

    Antonyms:
    expected

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unexpected

    Synonyms:
    chimerical, contingent, doubtful, improbable, problematical, unlikely

    Antonyms:
    imminent, impending, threatening

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unexpected

    Synonyms:
    unforeseen, unlocked for, sudden

    Antonyms:
    expected, provided for, foreseen

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unexpectedadjective

    not expected or anticipated

    "unexpected guests"; "unexpected news"

    Antonyms:
    expected, matter-of-course, expectable, anticipated, due(p), awaited(p), hoped-for

Editors Contribution

  1. unprecedented

    the arrival of the corona virus was unprecedented.

    the arrival of the corona virus was unexpected

    Submitted by anonymous on March 29, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unexpectedadjective

    Synonyms:
    sudden, abrupt, unanticipated, unlooked for, unthought of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unexpectedadjective

    Synonyms:
    unforeseen, unanticipated, unlooked for

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4651surprise
#7056unlikely
#8034sudden
#8101unexpected
#9457surprising
#13558contingent
#18829unpredictable
#20066doubtful
#25944unintended
#27240improbable
#28089contingencies
#29255unforeseen
#31396unplanned
#37930unanticipated
#40693unscheduled
#51130unannounced
#94487unforeseeable
#107333problematical
#210635chimerical

How to use unexpected in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Life is always what you make of it, although it's often full of surprises and unexpected twists. Playwright William Shakespeare wrote that Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. In actuality, your life is a story written by no one else but you; and it's always up to you to make it interesting, worthwhile, and wonderful.

  2. Yogesh Nagaonkar:

    It is a big surprise and very unexpected news, the initial expectation of the market from her would be to see how she addresses liquidity concerns. We need to have good liquidity in the market to achieve growth.

  3. Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", pp. 323- 324:

    I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that 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. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

  4. Sarah Cook:

    At the same time, initially, officials might be a bit flat-footed and distracted dealing with an unexpected crisis so things slip through the cracks. Even censors within some social media companies may be sympathetic to some of the content and let it through.

  5. Jeffrey Halley:

    An unexpected rise, (could) possibly (take) the wind out of oil's sails, if only temporarily.


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