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un·ex·pect·ed

unexpected

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn ihk spek tihd
part of speech: adjective
definition: not expected or foreseen; surprising.
His wife's sudden illness was an unexpected event that threw his life into disarray.
synonyms:
surprising, unforeseen, unlooked-for
antonyms:
natural
similar words:
abrupt, casual, precipitate, sudden
derivations: unexpectedly (adv.), unexpectedness (n.)