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 ?
Her unlooked-for achievement was the subject of wonder, applause, and admiration.
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.
We distinguish an unlooked-for figure in our visionary scene.
Well, I was stunned; partly with this unlooked-for stupidity on his part, and partly because his fellows so manifestly sided with him and were of his mind -- if you might call it mind.
Agatha's reply contained some unlooked-for information.
But he was saved from a tumble heels over head by an unlooked-for diversion.
Heirs to such unlooked-for riches, the unfortunate men, stupid with cold, took up their abode in the deserted bivouacs, broke up the material which they found there to build themselves cabins, made fuel of everything that came to hand, cut up the frozen carcasses of the horses for food, tore the cloth and the curtains from the carriages for coverlets, and went to sleep, instead of continuing their way and crossing quietly during the night that cruel Beresina, which an incredible fatality had already made so destructive to the army.
Utterson's nerves, at this unlooked-for termination, gave a jerk that nearly threw him from his balance; but he recollected his courage and followed the butler into the laboratory building through the surgical theatre, with its lumber of crates and bottles, to the foot of the stair.
The way of describing this unlooked-for scene, the history of the patriot ship, told at first so coldly, and the emotion with which this strange man pronounced the last words, the name of the Avenger, the significance of which could not escape me, all impressed itself deeply on my mind.
Suddenly an unlooked-for circumstance occurred to help me in my distress.
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
His golden dream was accomplished; he did, indeed, find an unlooked-for source of wealth, for, when his paternal lands were distributed into building lots and rented out to safe tenants, instead of producing a paltry crop of cabbages they returned him an abundant crop of rent, insomuch that on quarter day it was a goodly sight to see his tenants knocking at the door from morning till night, each with a little round-bellied bag of money, a golden produce of the soil.