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unexpected

adjective un·ex·pect·ed \ˌən-ik-ˈspek-təd\

: not expected

Full Definition of UNEXPECTED

:  not expected :  unforeseen
un·ex·pect·ed·ly adverb
un·ex·pect·ed·ness noun

Examples of UNEXPECTED

  1. an unexpected turn of events
  2. I'm sad that she's leaving, but it was not unexpected.

First Known Use of UNEXPECTED

circa 1586
UNEXPECTEDLY Defined for Kids

unexpected

adjective un·ex·pect·ed \ˌən-ik-ˈspek-təd\

Definition of UNEXPECTED for Kids

:  not expected :  unforeseen <an unexpected visit>
un·ex·pect·ed·ly adverb

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