unforeseen

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adjective un·fore·seen \ ˌən-fȯr-ˈsēn \

Definition of unforeseen

:not anticipated or expected :not foreseen :unexpected
  • an unforeseen delay
  • unforeseen consequences

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First Known Use of unforeseen

1651


UNFORESEEN Defined for Kids

unforeseen

adjective un·fore·seen \ ˌən-fōr-ˈsēn \

Definition of unforeseen for Students

:not known beforehand :unexpected
  • unforeseen problems


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