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!", was very soothing for whatever remains of personal vanity the failures and disappointments of many long years, and much buffeting with a rough world, had left in me.
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 was falling back on his loaf and milk, with the pleasantest composure, and Bella stealing her arm a little closer about him, and at the same time sticking up his hair with an irresistible propensity to play with him founded on the habit of her whole life, had prepared herself to say: 'Pa dear, don't be cast down, but I must tell you something disagreeable!' when he interrupted her in an unlooked-for manner.
He found himself confronted with many new and unlooked-for perplexities.