unforeseeable

adjective un·fore·see·able \ ˌən-fȯr-ˈsē-ə-bəl \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of unforeseeable

: not able to be reasonably anticipated or expected : not foreseeable
  • an unforeseeable event/problem

unforeseeably

play \ˌən-fȯr-ˈsē-ə-blē\ adverb

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First Known Use of unforeseeable

1672

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unforeseeable

adjective un·fore·see·able \ ˌən-fōr-ˈsē-ə-bəl \

legal Definition of unforeseeable

: not capable of being reasonably anticipated or expected : such that a person of ordinary prudence would not expect to occur or exist under the circumstances
  • an unforeseeable misuse
  • an unforeseeable injury

unforeseeability

\-ˌsē-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun


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