Synonyms for unexpected

Synonyms for (adj) unexpected

Synonyms: unexpected

Definition: not expected or anticipated

Usage: unexpected guests; unexpected news

Similar words: unannounced, unheralded, unpredicted

Definition: without warning or announcement

Usage: they arrived unannounced; a totally unheralded telegram that his daughter...died last night- M.A.D.Howe

Similar words: unanticipated, unforeseen, unlooked-for, out of the blue

Definition: not anticipated

Usage: unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development- H.W.Glidden; unforeseen circumstances; a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy; like a bolt out of the blue

Similar words: unhoped, unhoped-for, unthought, unthought-of

Definition: so unexpected as to have not been imagined

Usage: an unhoped-for piece of luck; an unthought advantage; an unthought-of place to find the key

Similar words: unprovided for

Definition: not prepared or ready for

Similar words: upset

Definition: used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win

Usage: the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers

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