Definition of unforeseen in English:

unforeseen

adjective

  • Not anticipated or predicted.

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

unforeseen

/ˌənfɔrˈsin//ˌənfôrˈsēn/