unanticipated

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

Definition of unanticipated

  1. :  not anticipated :  unexpected, unforeseen

unanticipatedly

adverb

Examples of unanticipated in a sentence

  1. The new policy has had some unanticipated side effects.

  2. <ran into some unanticipated difficulties with the computer program>

Circa 1779

First Known Use of unanticipated

circa 1779


UNANTICIPATED Defined for English Language Learners

unanticipated

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

Definition of unanticipated for English Language Learners

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



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