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un·ex·pect·ed

 (ŭn′ĭk-spĕk′tĭd)
adj.
Occurring without warning; unforeseen.

un′ex·pect′ed·ly adv.
un′ex·pect′ed·ness n.

unexpected

(ˌʌnɪkˈspɛktɪd)
adj
surprising or unforeseen
ˌunexˈpectedly adv
ˌunexˈpectedness n

un•ex•pect•ed

(ˌʌn ɪkˈspɛk tɪd)

adj.
not expected; unforeseen.
un`ex•pect′ed•ly, adv.

unexpected

  • visit, visitation - A visit is an instance of visiting; a visitation is an act of visiting, and carries the connotation of an unexpected or undesired occurrence.
  • October surprise - An unexpected, but popular, political act made just prior to a November election, in an attempt to win votes.
  • off the wall - Alludes to squash or handball, when a shot comes off the wall at an unexpected or erratic angle.
  • wrong-foot - To disconcert by doing something unexpected.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unexpected - not expected or anticipatedunexpected - not expected or anticipated; "unexpected guests"; "unexpected news"
surprising - causing surprise or wonder or amazement; "the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data"; "leaped up with surprising agility"; "she earned a surprising amount of money"
expected - considered likely or probable to happen or arrive; "prepared for the expected attack"

unexpected

Translations
غَيْرُ مُتَوَقَّعغَيْر مُتَوَقَّع
nečekanýneočekávaný
uventet
odottamaton
neočekivan
óvæntur
予期しない
뜻밖의
negaidīts
nepričakovan
oväntad
ไม่คาดคิดมาก่อน
anîbeklenmedikumulmadık
bất ngờ

unexpected

[ˈʌnɪksˈpektɪd] ADJ [death, arrival, appearance, visit] → inesperado, repentino; [victory, success] → inesperado; [problem, expense] → inesperado, imprevisto
they turn up in the most unexpected placesaparecen en los lugares más insospechados
his arrival was an unexpected bonus for the fanssu llegada fue un regalo inesperado para los fans
it was all very unexpectedfue todo muy inesperado

unexpected

[ˌʌnɪkˈspɛktɪd] adj [visitor, appearance, pleasure, changes, development, death] → inattendu(e); [delay] → imprévu(e)

unexpected

adjunerwartet; arrival, result, development alsounvorhergesehen; this is an unexpected pleasure (also iro)welch eine Überraschung!; their success was not unexpectedihr Erfolg kam nicht unerwartet or überraschend; the role of the unexpected in this novelder Überraschungseffekt in diesem Roman

unexpected

[ˌʌnɪksˈpɛktɪd] adjinatteso/a, imprevisto/a

unexpected

(anikˈspektid) adjective
not expected, eg because sudden. his unexpected death; His promotion was quite unexpected.

unexpected

غَيْرُ مُتَوَقَّع nečekaný uventet unerwartet απροσδόκητος inesperado odottamaton inattendu neočekivan imprevisto 予期しない 뜻밖의 onverwacht uventet niespodziewany inesperado неожиданный oväntad ไม่คาดคิดมาก่อน umulmadık bất ngờ 始料未及的

unexpected

a. inesperado-a, imprevisto-a.

unexpected

adj inesperado
References in classic literature ?
The tendency of the individual life is to be static rather than dynamic, and this tendency is made into a propulsion by civilization, where the obvious only is seen, and the unexpected rarely happens.
There was the shock of the unexpected and the unaccustomed.
This sudden kindness at your hands will only make me more watchful, lest under these unexpected favors to myself, you have some private ends to accomplish for your own benefit, and for my master's injury.
Well, cheer up," the Author resumed; "fame comes at the most unexpected times.
The unexpected success and favour with which his experiment at Portsmouth had been received, induced Mr Crummles to prolong his stay in that town for a fortnight beyond the period he had originally assigned for the duration of his visit, during which time Nicholas personated a vast variety of characters with undiminished success, and attracted so many people to the theatre who had never been seen there before, that a benefit was considered by the manager a very promising speculation.
That afternoon at the railway station I was surprised and made happy by the unexpected arrival of Miss Margaret Corray and her mother, from Oakland.
Just at this moment a circumstance, the most unexpected, the most extraordinary and incredible, occurred to rouse afresh their panting spirits, and to throw every mind into a state of the most violent excitement.
Lady Dorothea had not left us long before another visitor as unexpected a one as her Ladyship, was announced.
My surprize is the greater because on Wednesday, the very day of his coming to Parklands, we had a most unexpected and unwelcome visit from Lady Susan, looking all cheerfulness and good-humour, and seeming more as if she were to marry him when she got to London than as if parted from him for ever.
through a door that was always open, and a looped- back yellow damask portiere) the unexpected vista of a bedroom with a huge low bed upholstered like a sofa, and a toilet-table with frivolous lace flounces and a gilt-framed mirror.
What he had just been praying for with confidence that God would hear him had come to pass; but Nicholas was as much astonished as if it were something extraordinary and unexpected, and as if the very fact that it had happened so quickly proved that it had not come from God to whom he had prayed, but by some ordinary coincidence.
At every step he found his former dreams disappointed, and new, unexpected surprises of happiness.