unlooked-for

adjective (1)
un·​looked-for | \ ˌən-ˈlu̇kt-ˌfȯr How to pronounce unlooked-for (audio) \

Definition of unlooked-for

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not foreseen : unexpected

unlooked at

adjective (2)
un·​looked at | \ ¦ən¦lu̇kˌtat\

Definition of unlooked at (Entry 2 of 2)

: lacking attention : unheeded the magazines lay unlooked at

Synonyms & Antonyms for unlooked-for

Synonyms: Adjective (1)

abrupt, sudden, unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseen

Antonyms: Adjective (1)

anticipated, expected, foreseen

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First Known Use of unlooked-for

Adjective (1)

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unlooked-for

Adjective (2)

un- entry 1 + looked at, past participle form of the phrase look at

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Dictionary Entries near unlooked-for

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unlogical

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unlooped

unloose

unloosen

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The first known use of unlooked-for was in 1531

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unlooked-for

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unlooked-for

formal : not expected

unlooked-for

adjective
un·​looked-for | \ ˌən-ˈlu̇kt-ˌfȯr\

Kids Definition of unlooked-for

: not expected an unlooked-for treat

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