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Syllabification: un·pre·dict·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˌənprəˈdiktəb(ə)l

Definition of unpredictable in English:


1Not able to be predicted: the unpredictable weather of the Scottish islands
More example sentences
  • People who want to think ahead need to recognise that the world predictably changes in unpredictable ways.
  • In addition, an unpredictable change in franchise agreements in the summer could delay the work even further.
  • The brown cloud shows man's activities are making climate change more unpredictable everywhere.
1.1(Of a person) behaving in a way that is not easily predicted: he is emotional and unpredictable
More example sentences
  • As you move on from here, accept that most people are completely unpredictable.
  • He was so unpredictable, Kait found it difficult not to be angry with him most of the time.
  • They are unpredictable and a high percentage have a mental illness.



Pronunciation: /-ˌdiktəˈbilətē/
Example sentences
  • Well, it's just the uncertainty and unpredictability of what you're going against.
  • This week highlighted the uncertainty and unpredictability associated with auctions.
  • I thrive on activity, change and a degree of unpredictability.


Example sentences
  • Enron essentially offered to take over the risks involved with purchasing electricity from private producers at unpredictably fluctuating market prices.
  • So it is that in the best regulated of homes - and my mother-in-law's household was extremely well-regulated - women can be unpredictably violent.
  • There's no telling when that intervention becomes necessary so Caroline's life and education are consistently and unpredictably interrupted.

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