Definition of "unexpected" []

  • Coming without warning; unforeseen. (adjective)
  • Surprising or unforeseen (adjective)

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Use "unexpected" in a sentence
  • "So glad the writer resisted the term "unexpected drop". sartrecastic 12 April 2011 9:59AM"
  • "Israeli commandos said they opened fire in self-defense after meeting what they called unexpected resistance when they boarded the ferry carrying aid supplies to Gaza."
  • "The moral to this culture-jamming story: Beware banana creme and strategic and creative use of the unexpected is the perfect way to intervene."