unlooked-for


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un·looked-for

(ŭn-lo͝okt′fôr′)
adj.
Not expected; unforeseen: unlooked-for riches.

unlooked-for

(ˌʌnˈlʊktfɔː)
adj
unexpected; unforeseen

un•looked′-for`

(ʌnˈlʊkt)

adj.
not expected or foreseen.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unlooked-for - not anticipatedunlooked-for - 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"

unlooked-for

Translations

unlooked-for

[ʌnˈlʊktfɔːʳ] ADJinesperado, inopinado

unlooked-for

adjunerwartet, unvorhergesehen; welcome alsounverhofft

unlooked-for

[ˌʌnˈluktfɔːʳ] adjinaspettato/a, inatteso/a
References in classic literature ?
MY BELOVED BARBARA ALEXIEVNA,--These unlooked-for blows have shaken me terribly, and these strange calamities have quite broken my spirit.
She was received by the Allens with all the kindness which her unlooked-for appearance, acting on a steady affection, would naturally call forth; and great was their surprise, and warm their displeasure, on hearing how she had been treated -- though Mrs.
My first impressions of the gentle, dignified, and yet genial old man were entirely favourable: and the real satisfaction that showed itself on his daughter's face, as she met me with the words "this is indeed an unlooked-for pleasure
Kennedy, with his hair blown wildly about his face, looked on without speaking; but the doctor had regained all his daring in the midst of this deadly peril, and not a sign of his emotion was betrayed in his countenance, even when, after a last violent twirl, the Victoria stopped suddenly in the midst of a most unlooked-for calm; the north wind had abruptly got the upper hand, and now drove her back with equal rapidity over the route she had traversed in the morning.
At this unlooked-for entertainment, the whole company of runaways laughed uproariously.
Her unlooked-for achievement was the subject of wonder, applause, and admiration.
The embarrassment of the polite Gauls at such an unlooked-for occurrence may be easily imagined, but picture their consternation, when all at once the royal lady, eager to display the hieroglyphics on her own sweet form, bent forward for a moment, and turning sharply round, threw up the skirt of her mantle and revealed a sight from which the aghast Frenchmen retreated precipitately, and tumbling into their boats, fled the scene of so shocking a catastrophe.
Nicholas sent Kate upstairs a few minutes before him, that his unlooked-for appearance might not alarm his mother, and when the way had been paved, presented himself with much duty and affection.
Suddenly steadied by the presence of this unlooked-for emergency, he closed the outside door and relit the lamp with firm fingers.
Pickwick's sight at eight o'clock, was not at all calculated to elevate his spirits, or to lessen the depression which the unlooked-for result of his embassy inspired.
He found himself confronted with many new and unlooked-for perplexities.
It is impossible to say what unlooked-for remark this short and silent communication, between two such singular men, might have elicited from the white man, had not his active curiosity been again drawn to other objects.