unexpected - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ˌʌnɪkˈspektɪd/
  1. something that is unexpected is surprising, because you did not expect it at all, or you expected it to happen in a different way

    Help came from an unexpected quarter.

    Her divorce was totally unexpected.

derived words

unexpectedly

 

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adverb

Their problems started when the President unexpectedly vetoed the bill.

unexpectedness

noun [uncountable]