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Definition of "unlooked-for" []

  • Not expected; unforeseen: unlooked-for riches. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unlooked-for" in a sentence
  • "Sir Patrick said his knighthood – announced in the New Year Honours List – had been “an unlooked-for honour”."
  • "Where the words are singular, to make them plural is the mark of unlooked-for passion; and where they are plural, the rounding of a number of things into a fine-sounding singular is surprising owing to the converse change."
  • "A challenge in which Darth's wife face functioned as his target naturally had given him an unlooked-for advantage."