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1. Not anticipated: We experienced some unanticipated problems.
2. Not having been expected; unexpected: unanticipated guests. See Usage Note at anticipate.

un′an·tic′i·pat′ed·ly adv.


not anticipated; unforeseen
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Adj.1.unanticipated - not anticipatedunanticipated - 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"
unexpected - not expected or anticipated; "unexpected guests"; "unexpected news"
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Again, an occurrence must be objectively unforeseeable, not merely unanticipated.
The war in Iraq has become an epic of unanticipated (and some anticipated) consequences, and one of the most unanticipated of all is certainly the emergence of the United Nations as the new [molder] of Iraq's political future," commented the New Republic in a May 10 editorial entitled "The UN's Revenge.