Definition of unforeseen in English:

unforeseen

Pronunciation /ʌnfɔːˈsiːn//ʌnfəˈsiːn/

adjective

  • Not anticipated or predicted.

    ‘our insurance package enables you to protect yourself and your dependants against unforeseen circumstances’
    • ‘Currently the scheme is about four weeks behind due to unforeseen problems with the demolition of parts of the former hospital.’
    • ‘He had stunning screen-printed posters made to attract attention but has encountered an unforeseen problem.’
    • ‘It is always the unforeseen angle and the unexpected colour that grabs the attention.’
    • ‘It does not matter that they are unusual, unexpected, unforeseen and unforeseeable.’
    • ‘Our mortgage is about £40,000 and we'd want a cash buffer for unforeseen circumstances.’
    • ‘The folks had to come back today due to unforeseen circumstances.’
    • ‘The Clairvoyant Society has cancelled today's meeting due to unforeseen circumstances.’
    • ‘Parts of this site have been closed due to unforeseen circumstances.’
    • ‘Nobody ever knows what's round the corner, or when unforeseen circumstances will place a bomb under our finances.’
    • ‘Finch is well on his way to the top until some unforeseen circumstances drive a wrench into his works.’
    • ‘In the event of the cancellation of the competition due to unforeseen circumstances all monies will be refunded.’
    • ‘The event was postponed from this Wednesday night due to unforeseen circumstances.’
    • ‘There are too many variables and unforeseen circumstances to predict the future with any certainty.’
    • ‘But such a complicated and difficult process was bound to produce flaws and unforeseen difficulties.’
    • ‘It is unfortunate that although all utilities were consulted at the outset, unforeseen problems were uncovered.’
    • ‘Due to unforeseen circumstances the day trip to Birr Castle has been cancelled.’
    • ‘The Keep Fit classes which were arranged last month were cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.’
    • ‘One of the unforeseen results of rugby becoming professional is that there is now hardly any of the stuff played in London.’
    • ‘There will be unforeseen circumstances; regime change will not be confined to Iraq.’
    • ‘Include a margin of at least 10% to cover any unforeseen expenses that might arise.’
    unpredicted, unexpected, unanticipated, unplanned, accidental, unlooked for, unsought, not bargained for, unthought of, unimagined
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Pronunciation

unforeseen

/ʌnfɔːˈsiːn//ʌnfəˈsiːn/