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unforeseen Syllabification: un·fore·seen
Pronunciation: /ˌənfôrˈsēn/

Definition of unforeseen in English:

adjective

Not anticipated or predicted: insurance to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances
More example sentences
  • There are too many variables and unforeseen circumstances to predict the future with any certainty.
  • Nobody ever knows what's round the corner, or when unforeseen circumstances will place a bomb under our finances.
  • Our mortgage is about £40,000 and we'd want a cash buffer for unforeseen circumstances.
Synonyms
unpredicted, unexpected, unanticipated, unplanned, not bargained for, surprising

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