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Not expected, anticipated or foreseen
“I received an unexpected visit from my mother-in-law this afternoon.”
Happening by chance
“Most of us dream of receiving an unexpected windfall, in the hope that it would allow us more financial freedom in our lives.”
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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