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