Definition of undreamed in US English:


(British undreamt)


undreamed of
  • Not thought to be possible (used to express pleasant surprise at the amount, extent, or level of something)

    ‘she is now enjoying undreamed-of success’
    ‘a level of comfort undreamed of in earlier times’
    • ‘We live in a society gone mad in the pursuit of money to buy creature comforts undreamed of by prior generations and a hunger for ever more exotic experiences that seems to know no end.’
    • ‘Next May we will see a unification of Europe undreamed of by our parents and grandparents with the admission of ten countries.’
    • ‘The undreamed of improvements in average life expectancy in the 20th century have thrust ageing to the forefront of attention, and more old people are alive today than at any time in history.’
    • ‘They symbolise a level of integration in British society undreamt of 30 years ago.’
    • ‘Over the next several years, teens and undoubtedly everyone else, will use WAP-enabled devices in ways and applications undreamed of today.’
    • ‘The late 19th and early 20th century saw a spate of inventions which were to transform the lives of ordinary citizens of this country in ways hitherto undreamed of.’
    • ‘American video technology creates impersonation possibilities undreamt of sixty years ago.’
    • ‘Now the coast is experiencing pressure and possibilities undreamed of by James Johnston.’
    • ‘Today competition reigns in the U.S. in a way undreamed of 20 years ago - competition for markets, for labor, for capital, for time and, yes, for attention (just ask the newspaper industry).’
    • ‘‘I believe Scotland is about to live with a fullness of life undreamed of,’ he said grandly.’
    • ‘The journey was exciting with undreamed of results.’
    • ‘Four years ago, such a situation was almost undreamed of.’
    • ‘Modern knowledge has pragmatically proved itself in helping us to live much longer, healthier lives and enjoy amenities undreamed of by our progenitors.’
    • ‘They arrived on the doorstep too, in undreamed of numbers, from all parts of Yorkshire and beyond.’
    • ‘But for the first time new technology will introduce undreamt of possibilities.’
    • ‘You're merely giving the boss a level of control undreamed of by those Victorian factory masters who fantasised about the constant surveillance of the work force.’
    • ‘As life expectancies increase and we become more healthy in old age, sexagenarians may well want to do things undreamed of by their predecessors.’
    • ‘Despite problems, the Japanese worker today enjoys a degree of affluence undreamed of a few decades ago.’
    • ‘The movie has enjoyed a reception undreamed of even by its makers and marketers.’
    • ‘I would bring you glories undreamed of, wealth unknown.’
    unexpected, unforeseen, unanticipated, not bargained for, unhoped-for, unsought, unlooked-for, unpredicted
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