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unanticipated

adjective un·an·tic·i·pat·ed \ˌən-an-ˈti-sə-ˌpā-təd\

: not expected or anticipated : not thought of as a possibility

Full Definition of UNANTICIPATED

:  not anticipated :  unexpected, unforeseen
un·an·tic·i·pat·ed·ly adverb
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Examples of UNANTICIPATED

  1. The new policy has had some unanticipated side effects.
  2. <ran into some unanticipated difficulties with the computer program>

First Known Use of UNANTICIPATED

circa 1779

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