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Synonyms for unexpected
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unexpected(adj)

    not expected or anticipated

    "unexpected guests"; "unexpected news"

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

Wiktionary

  1. unexpected(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    expected

  2. unexpected(adjective)

    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

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. unexpected(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unexpected(a)

    Synonyms:
    unforeseen, unanticipated, unlooked for

How to pronounce unexpected?

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  1. unexpected

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. Andreas Simic:

    Balance well those things important in life, family, friends, relationships and health, for not doing so can lay unexpected and mines in your journey to success.” Andreas Simic

  2. Elias Canetti:

    The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.

  3. Zhou Lin:

    Economic weakness has always been a major concern for stock investors, so today's PMI data is not unexpected, the market has not yet found its bottom as the investor mood remains very gloomy.

  4. California Gov. Jerry Brown:

    At the same time, I don’t minimize the significance of this terrorist attack. It’s a very clear indication that this is a global phenomenon and that people who are committed to this jihadist doctrine are going to be killing people in very unexpected places. So we have to be, as I said, we have to be on guard and we have to do whatever we can do.

  5. Bartolomej Pesta:

    I used to run and play football, and the change to ill-health was a slow deterioration where I gradually felt more tired, and it became hard even to walk by the end, every third day I went to [the] hospital to drain fluid out of my belly. The transplantation was unexpected, but I didn’t worry. I knew I was in good hands.


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