What is the opposite of expected?

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Adjective
Opposite of being in accordance with expectations
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; natural, reasonable, or forgivable
Adjective
Opposite of of the most normal, frequent, or regular type
Adjective
Opposite of about to happen or appear
Adjective
Opposite of having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
Adjective
Opposite of something that is usual or standard
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 known but specified in a general and nonexplicit sense
“He left seeking yet another unrecognized area of research.”
Adjective
Opposite of likely to happen at a future date
Adjective
(of a payment) Opposite of required at a certain time
Adjective
Opposite of appearing to be true on the basis of evidence that may or may not be confirmed
Adjective
Opposite of according to requirements
“They were given unspecified measurements, so they were uncertain as to whether to guess or proceed at all.”
Adjective
Opposite of characteristic of a particular person or thing
Adjective
Opposite of displayed
Adjective
Opposite of being in accordance with the prescribed, normal, or logical course of events
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of that owes
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
Noun
Opposite of what is typical of a group, class, or series
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