- Unexpected; unforeseen: in his family he found unlooked-for happinessMore example sentences
unexpected, unforeseen, unanticipated, not bargained for, unhoped-for, unsought, undreamed of, unpredicted; unintentional, unintended, inadvertent, unplanned, unpremeditated, unwitting, fortuitous, chance, coincidental, serendipitous, random, fluky; sudden, abrupt, surprise, surprising, without warning, without notice, startling, astonishing, out of the blue
- Things come out of the blue that are unanticipated, unlooked for - neither dreamt of nor ambitiously sought after.
- Here is the unlooked for affirmation, a new physics in which smoke ‘stands’ while windows ‘stream’ and brick is ‘white’ and ‘fireproof; or else/it isn't'. And of course, there is the platitude: ‘no smoke without fire’.
- ‘This surprise was unlooked for’ he smiled as he accepted her gifts.