Definition of unanticipated in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌənanˈtisəˌpādəd/


Not expected or predicted.
Example sentences
  • This was wholly unexpected, wholly unanticipated and wholly irregular.
  • These variables are also subject to unanticipated changes because of unforeseen domestic or external developments.
  • We were ready to prove ourselves as a threat to the unanticipated predictions of our competitors - we were going to show them all!

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: un·an·tic·i·pat·ed

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.