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UNFORESEEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unforeseen mean? 

UNFORESEEN (adjective)
  The adjective UNFORESEEN has 2 senses:

1. not anticipated
2. happening or coming quickly and without warning

  Familiarity information: UNFORESEEN used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNFORESEEN (adjective)


Sense 1unforeseen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not anticipated

Synonyms:

out of the blue; unanticipated; unforeseen; unlooked-for

Context examples:

unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development / unforeseen circumstances / a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy / like a bolt out of the blue

Similar:

unexpected (not expected or anticipated)


Sense 2unforeseen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Happening or coming quickly and without warning

Synonyms:

unforeseen; unexpected

Context example:

a sudden unexpected development

Similar:

sudden (happening without warning or in a short space of time)


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