HyperDic: unexpected

English > 1 sense of the word unexpected:
ADJECTIVEallunexpectednot expected or anticipated
unexpected > pronunciation
Rhymesabbreviated ... wrongheaded: 610 rhymes with ihd...
English > unexpected: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningnot expected or anticipated.
  • "unexpected guests"
  • "unexpected news"
Narrowerunannounced, unheralded, unpredictedWithout warning or announcement
unanticipated, unforeseen, unseen, unlooked-for, out of the bluenot anticipated
unhoped, unhoped-for, unthought, unthought-ofSo unexpected as to have not been imagined
unprovided fornot prepared or ready for
upsetUsed of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win
See alsosurprisingCausing surprise or wonder or amazement
OppositeexpectedConsidered likely or probable to happen / happen or arrive
Nounsunexpectednessextraordinariness by virtue of being unexpected
Adverbsunexpectedlywithout advance planning
unexpectedlyin a way that was not expected

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