unlooked-for

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

Definition of unlooked-for

: not foreseen : unexpected

Synonyms & Antonyms for unlooked-for

Synonyms

abrupt, sudden, unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseen

Antonyms

anticipated, expected, foreseen

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First Known Use of unlooked-for

1531, in the meaning defined above

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unlogical

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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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