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Synonyms for unexpectedly
un·ex·pect·ed·ly

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Wiktionary3.0 / 2 votes

  1. unexpectedlyadverb

    Antonyms:
    expectedly

  2. unexpectedlyadverb

    Antonyms:
    expectedly

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unexpectedly, out of the blueadverb

    in a way that was not expected

    "her brother showed up at the wedding out of the blue"

    Synonyms:
    circumstantially, accidentally, out of the blue, by chance

  2. by chance, accidentally, circumstantially, unexpectedlyadverb

    without advance planning

    "they met accidentally"

    Synonyms:
    by luck, incidentally, unintentionally, accidentally, circumstantially, perchance, by chance, out of the blue, haply, minutely

PPDB, the paraphrase database4.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "unexpectedly":

    suddenly, abruptly, surprisingly, sharply

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Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#5557suddenly
#10977surprisingly
#14906accidentally
#15468sharply
#21166incidentally
#21349unexpectedly
#25555abruptly
#40861unintentionally
#56002perchance
#91760haply
#97321minutely
#324324circumstantially

How to use unexpectedly in a sentence?

  1. Pere Miro:

    Unexpectedly what happened three weeks later, the government of Kuwait, not the negotiators who had disappeared, sent to The United Nations a new proposal that had nothing to do with our discussions, we could not accept that.

  2. Clive Staples Lewis:

    When we lose one blessing, another is often, most unexpectedly, given in its place.

  3. Joseph Campbell:

    Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends.

  4. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo:

    The officers stopped the vehicle and were following their training as they had the suspected armed adults step out of the truck, when, unexpectedly, a 2-year-old girl climbed out of the truck and imitated her parents by walking towards the officers with her hands raised.

  5. Lucy Flores:

    Very unexpectedly and out of nowhere, I feel Joe Biden put Joe Biden hands on my shoulders, get up very close to me from behind, lean in, smell my hair and then plant a slow kiss on the top of my head.


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