Definition of unforeseen in English:

unforeseen

Pronunciation: /ʌnfəˈsiːn//ʌnfɔːˈsiːn/

adjective

  • Not anticipated or predicted:

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

unforeseen

/ʌnfəˈsiːn//ʌnfɔːˈsiːn/