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unintended

Line breaks: un|in¦tend¦ed
Pronunciation: /ʌnɪnˈtɛndɪd
 
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Definition of unintended in English:

adjective

Not planned or meant: the unintended consequences of people’s actions
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  • Important unintended consequences need to be accounted for when mergers are planned.
  • I suppose that his big thing is to point out how the law of unintended consequences keeps rearing its ugly head even with the best of intentions.
  • This article's a few months old, but I've only just seen it - a great example of unintended consequences.

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