Definition of unexpected in English:

unexpected

adjective

  • Not expected or regarded as likely to happen.

    ‘his death was totally unexpected’
    ‘he seemed to have a knack for saying the unexpected’
    • ‘At the same time the son was startled to discover unexpected and very specific links to the father.’
    • ‘An unexpected visitor made it clear to him that he was still expected to finish what he had started.’
    • ‘Momentarily the peace and tranquility was disturbed by a sudden and unexpected noise.’
    • ‘This incident was so sudden and so unexpected, and it has taken a long time to comprehend.’
    • ‘Tears streamed quietly down a couple of faces overcome by the power of unexpected emotions.’
    • ‘The eruption was so sudden and completely unexpected that there was little chance to flee.’
    • ‘Current research on the brain should prepare us all for the unexpected and the surprising.’
    • ‘He has been ill for some time and his passing in an Ennis hospital was not unexpected.’
    • ‘The novel ends by giving this commonplace message an unexpected and successful twist.’
    • ‘For all the setbacks, there have been unexpected compensations to doing up the garden.’
    • ‘Both his parents and hospital staff were devastated by his sudden and unexpected death.’
    • ‘The sudden unexpected death of an infant or child is one of the worst events to happen to any family.’
    • ‘In this cycle there will be many unexpected surprises for the native or the nation.’
    • ‘Still, there is always the promise of next year and another chance to expect the unexpected.’
    • ‘Prepare to expect the unexpected as each episode sets out to spook the brain and tickle the funny bone.’
    • ‘For Margaret has learned to expect the unexpected and no two days at work are ever the same for her.’
    • ‘For this reason there will be unexpected effects that will surprise them more than anyone.’
    • ‘Tom responds with sudden, unexpected lethal force when the men attempt a hold up.’
    • ‘It was sudden and unexpected and so I haven't had a lot of time to wrap my head around it.’
    • ‘It was so unexpected but it placed a smile on my face that is still there as I write this post.’
    unforeseen, unanticipated, unpredicted, not bargained for, unlooked for, unhoped for, out of the blue, without warning, without notice
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Pronunciation

unexpected

/ˌənəkˈspektəd//ˌənəkˈspɛktəd/