Definition of unanticipated in English:

unanticipated

adjective

  • Not expected or predicted.

    ‘one of the unanticipated gains of the reforms has been the shift of emphasis to primary care’
    • ‘These variables are also subject to unanticipated changes because of unforeseen domestic or external developments.’
    • ‘The trainees were flexible with unanticipated occurrences or unexpected changes.’
    • ‘It is therefore also unforeseeable; it will necessarily be unanticipated in both senses.’
    • ‘Of greater concern to health care practitioners is unpredictable and unanticipated toxicity.’
    • ‘While the nation celebrates its safer streets, there has been one unanticipated drawback: wine sales have plummeted.’
    • ‘He said that there had also been unanticipated benefits for pubs.’
    • ‘It becomes an end in itself rather than an unanticipated surprise that leads you to some greater understanding.’
    • ‘Not to anticipate unanticipated consequences is a dangerous thing to do.’
    • ‘If you prepare for everything else, you will find that you're prepared for the unanticipated.’
    • ‘This was wholly unexpected, wholly unanticipated and wholly irregular.’
    • ‘However, if a system has no flexibility, then it crumbles as soon as an unanticipated event happens.’
    • ‘There may also be as yet unanticipated long term effects.’
    • ‘As a result of the unanticipated weather change, the skiers had applied what was ultimately the wrong type of wax for the snow.’
    • ‘We were ready to prove ourselves as a threat to the unanticipated predictions of our competitors - we were going to show them all!’
    • ‘My trip home had some pristine moments of unanticipated humour.’
    • ‘In some respects, this is the most unanticipated development of all.’
    • ‘The subsequent unanticipated baby boom, of course, was a salutary refutation of the commission's demographic determinism.’
    • ‘Genetic diversity is what provides a hedge against unanticipated environmental changes.’
    • ‘The second largely unanticipated development that demands reappraisal has to do with religiosity itself.’
    • ‘That is, they provide unanticipated encounters as well as common experiences.’
    unforeseen, unpredicted, not bargained for, unlooked for, unhoped for, out of the blue, without warning, without notice
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Pronunciation

unanticipated

/ʌnanˈtɪsɪpeɪtɪd/