Definition of unexpected
: not expected : unforeseen
Examples of unexpected in a Sentence
an unexpected turn of events
I'm sad that she's leaving, but it was not unexpected.
Recent Examples of unexpected from the Web
At Sibanye’s nearby Cooke mine, a recent wildcat strike had the unexpected side-effect of flushing out 461 zama-zamas who were being abetted by legitimate miners.
But always expect the unexpected with Alabama weather.
An unexpected humdinger of an emergency connects Alice with the taciturn, remote Rooker, who might find his own salvation with her.
On one wall, small branches of driftwood painted gray and bunched together hang as unexpected art.
Funk is starting culinary school July 17, so his unexpected gift will go toward his tuition.
Even after wear-testing, unexpected issues can crop up.
The Braves’ promotion picked up traction earlier this month when the finish featured an unexpected twist .
A human driver will still deal with unexpected situations, the type that can lead to crashes.
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Definition of unexpected for English Language Learners
: not expected
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