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Adjective
Not expected, anticipated or foreseen
“I received an unexpected visit from my mother-in-law this afternoon.”
Adjective
Happening by chance or without planning
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“Most of us dream of receiving an unexpected windfall, in the hope that it would allow us more financial freedom in our lives.”
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Extraordinary in nature, especially in an unusual way
“She uses vivid colors and intricately detailed patterns to create unexpected optical illusions.”
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Unusual or out of the ordinary
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Unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient
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Experiencing luck and good fortune
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Not asked for, appreciated or wanted
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Not likely to happen, be done, or be true
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Acting or done without forethought, or having the tendency to do so
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Happening quickly or promptly
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Showy, bold or audacious in behavior or appearance
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Adverb
Without being anticipated
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