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unexpected

adjective

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not expected
  • the failure of the backup generator was unexpected and a contingency for which we weren't prepared

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The first known use of unexpected was circa 1586

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unexpected

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“Unexpected.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unexpected. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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