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What is the opposite of expected?

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Adjective
Opposite of being in accordance with expectations
“Service to start with was very slow, although not surprising when you have 2 waiters for a full restaurant.”
Adjective
Opposite of behaving in a regular manner
“After almost an hour and a half had passed an unexpected electronic bleep disturbed the silence.”
Adjective
Opposite of likely to happen at a future date
Adjective
Opposite of of the most normal, frequent, or regular type
Adjective
Opposite of traditionally, or generally, recognized and accepted
“One must be wary of the quack doctor who treats his patients using unfamiliar techniques.”
Adjective
Opposite of to be expected
Adjective
Opposite of reaching a date at which payment is due
Adjective
Opposite of happening or appearing in the relatively near future
Adjective
Opposite of having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
Adjective
Opposite of expected at or planned for at a certain time
Adjective
Opposite of as expected, or reasonable
“It is unreasonable for you to fear what does not exist.”
Adjective
Opposite of certain to happen
“Failure is avoidable if you take the necessary precautions.”
Adjective
Opposite of according to expectations
“John's next big, if unplanned, career move was to become a war hero. He enlisted in the navy to command a patrol torpedo boat in the South Pacific.”
Adjective
Opposite of known but specified in a general and nonexplicit sense
“He left seeking yet another unrecognized area of research.”
Adjective
(of a payment) Opposite of required at a certain time
Adjective
Opposite of accepted by supposition rather than as a result of proof
“The TV executives predict a bonanza rating since both boxers are proven crowdpleasers.”
Adjective
Opposite of according to one's preferences or requirements
“They were given unspecified measurements, so they were uncertain as to whether to guess or proceed at all.”
Adjective
Opposite of necessary or intended
“Everything seems to fit together perfectly, and one doesn't catch any extra or superfluous notes.”
Adjective
Opposite of being in accordance with one's prescribed or expected schedule
Adjective
Opposite of used, done, or happening on a habitual basis
“Sometimes my usual hairstylist goes on vacation, and I have to resort to my backup hairdresser.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of destined to hold a specified position
“The wife of the former president would reminisce fondly of the good old days when she was revered as the first lady.”
Verb
Opposite of to have expected
“I forgot that I was supposed to be at Bailey's audition.”
Verb
Opposite of to have made a request, or demand, of someone
“Because they ignored my requests to stop talking in the cinema, I forced them to do so.”
Verb
Opposite of to have had an opinion of
“I doubted Justin's account of what had happened on the weekend.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to regard (something) as likely to happen
“I know it is coming, but I can't do anything to stop it!”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to regard as likely
“I know that is a durian based on the unmistakable smell.”
Noun
Opposite of a standard or pattern that is typical or expected
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