Definition of unpredictable in English:

unpredictable

adjective

  • Not able to be predicted; changeable.

    ‘the unpredictable weather of the Scottish islands’
    • ‘Conduction of atrial impulses to the ventricles is variable and unpredictable.’
    • ‘Changeable and unpredictable, it lacks structure, control and conformity.’
    • ‘The brown cloud shows man's activities are making climate change more unpredictable everywhere.’
    • ‘With the weather so unpredictable I spent a lot of Saturday in the kitchen.’
    • ‘With the region's unpredictable weather conditions, the team is hopeful of an exciting race.’
    • ‘This is a good combination as Aquarius is a wacky, unpredictable sign, but Capricorn is sensible and steady.’
    • ‘They moved down the pipe and shifted in mostly unstable, unpredictable ways.’
    • ‘In addition, an unpredictable change in franchise agreements in the summer could delay the work even further.’
    • ‘We need to reset the variables excluding anything unpredictable and run the script once again.’
    • ‘Every year the weather is most unpredictable for this event and this year's was no exception.’
    • ‘People who want to think ahead need to recognise that the world predictably changes in unpredictable ways.’
    • ‘Then the weather started to change, Andalucia seems almost as unpredictable as Yorkshire.’
    • ‘The weather is unpredictable, ranging from heat and humidity to thunderstorms.’
    • ‘The unpredictable aspect of political warfare - future events - may change all that.’
    • ‘The future direction of the Irish property market has become as unpredictable as the weather.’
    • ‘Make sure you pack a few warm clothes in your hand luggage as you know how unpredictable English weather can be.’
    • ‘Communication is difficult now because he is both deaf and has an unpredictable temper.’
    • ‘As is so often the case in this job, I'm trying to predict the unpredictable and plan for the unknown.’
    • ‘You wouldn't put a half-time change of manager past this unpredictable Hearts regime.’
    • ‘We live in uncertain times when change has never been so rapid or unpredictable.’
    unforeseeable, undivinable, incalculable, uncertain, unsure, doubtful, dubious, in the balance, up in the air, random, arbitrary
    erratic, moody, volatile, unstable, fickle, capricious, whimsical, temperamental, mercurial, changeable, variable, inconstant, undependable, unreliable, unmanageable, impulsive
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Pronunciation

unpredictable

/ʌnprɪˈdɪktəb(ə)l/