Definition of 'unexpected'
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But unexpected circumstances can also provide interesting opportunities. The Sun (2017)New projects at work may be unexpected, but they can still benefit you. The Sun (2016)New projects at work may be unexpected, but benefit you. The Sun (2016)He was introduced to wheelchair basketball, which again provided an unexpected pleasure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yesterday he made an unexpected appearance in the Commons chamber. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said:'This is an unexpected situation but also an exciting one. The Sun (2016)The very worst kind of end for any mortal man was an unexpected death. Why am I Afraid to Grieve (1994)Your love life may take an unexpected turn when you discover who has deep feelings for you. The Sun (2011)The episode is worth watching just to see who else makes an unexpected appearance at the party. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Unexpected setbacks and delays could cause your temper to erupt and your blood pressure to rise. The Sun (2015)You also have an unexpected role to play with a local team or group of entertainers. The Sun (2013)Any past anger seems to have been lost in the unexpected pleasure of being united again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What you discover today may be unexpected but it should make you optimistic. The Sun (2012)His appearance is unexpected for a fashion designer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it is a haphazard process and the transfer of funds can face unexpected delays. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Unexpected help also came from the literary world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That means unexpected setbacks may be more dangerous than for a diversified business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This was gracious of him and also provoked an unexpected conspiratorial mirth between the interviewer and interviewee. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some very unexpected luck may help home plans. The Sun (2016)The film also takes some unexpected turns. Christianity Today (2000)Some of the answers may come from unexpected places. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Unexpected deaths were extremely rare. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And what an unexpected pleasure. The Sun (2016)Her death was totally unexpected. The Sun (2015)Public health chiefs have blamed flu for the unexpected death of thousands of elderly people over the past year, prompting claims of a whitewash. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The unexpected pleasure of Hairspray is that it doesn't beg to differ. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The trust claimed the figures had been misinterpreted and most of the unexpected deaths were'not clinically avoidable'. The Sun (2015)Pilots say they're under increasing pressure from employers to save money by flying with minimum fuel, leaving little margin for unexpected delays. The Sun (2013)An unexpected Russian objection delayed the vote, although western diplomats emphasised that they were still expecting the resolution to be passed last night or today. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'unexpected'
British English: unexpected /ˌʌnɪkˈspɛktɪd/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is unexpected surprises you because you did not think it was likely to happen.
His return was totally unexpected.
- American English: unexpected
- Arabic: غَيْرُ مُتَوَقَّع
- Brazilian Portuguese: inesperado
- Chinese: 始料未及的
- Croatian: neočekivan
- Czech: nečekaný
- Danish: uventet
- Dutch: onverwacht
- European Spanish: inesperado
- Finnish: odottamaton
- French: inattendu
- German: unerwartet
- Greek: απροσδόκητος
- Italian: imprevisto
- Japanese: 予期しない
- Korean: 뜻밖의
- Norwegian: uventet
- Polish: niespodziewany
- European Portuguese: inesperado
- Romanian: neașteptat
- Russian: неожиданный
- Spanish: inesperado
- Swedish: oväntad
- Thai: ไม่คาดคิดมาก่อน
- Turkish: umulmadık
- Ukrainian: несподіваний
- Vietnamese: bất ngờ
Definition of unexpected from the Collins English Dictionary
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