UNEXPECTED: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for UNEXPECTED?

Need another word that means the same as “unexpected”? Find 5 synonyms and 30 related words for “unexpected” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Unexpected” are: unforeseen, unanticipated, unpredicted, out of the blue, without warning

Unexpected as an Adjective

Definitions of "Unexpected" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “unexpected” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Not expected or regarded as likely to happen.
  • Not expected or anticipated.
Definitions of "Unexpected" as an adjective

Synonyms of "Unexpected" as an adjective (5 Words)

out of the blueNo longer fashionable.
unanticipatedNot anticipated- H.W.Glidden.
Unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development.
unforeseenNot anticipated- H.W.Glidden.
Our insurance package enables you to protect yourself and your dependants against unforeseen circumstances.
unpredictedWithout warning or announcement- M.A.D.Howe.
The unpredicted change of weather.
without warningServing to warn.
Synonyms of "Unexpected" as an adjective (5 Words)

Usage Examples of "Unexpected" as an adjective

  • Unexpected news.
  • Unexpected guests.
  • He seemed to have a knack for saying the unexpected.
  • His death was totally unexpected.
Usage Examples of "Unexpected" as an adjective

Associations of "Unexpected" (30 Words)

abruptSteep; precipitous.
An abrupt canyon.
abruptlySteeply; precipitously.
The film ends rather abruptly.
accidentalIncidental; subsidiary.
The location is accidental and contributes nothing to the poem.
accidentallyOf a minor or subordinate nature.
They met accidentally.
amazinglyVery impressively or well.
There are so many amazingly good clarets.
astonishingSo surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm.
The dog was capable of astonishing tricks.
awesomeExtremely good; excellent.
The awesome power of the atomic bomb.
casuallyIn a relaxed and informal way.
I wouldn t introduce my family to people I was casually dating.
coincidenceThe quality of occupying the same position or area in space.
They met by coincidence.
curiouslyWith curiosity.
The baby looked around curiously.
happenHappen occur or be the case in the course of events or by chance Santayana.
We just happened to meet Paul.
inadvertentlyWithout knowledge or intention.
His name had been inadvertently omitted from the list.
incidentLiable to happen because of; resulting from.
One person was stabbed in the incident.
incidentallyIntroducing a different topic; in point of fact.
Incidentally it was many months before the whole truth was discovered.
occur(of a thought or idea) come into the mind of.
Nothing occurred that seemed important.
overhearHear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers.
We overheard the conversation at the next table.
startlingVery surprising, astonishing, or remarkable.
Startling news.
surprisinglyIn a way that causes surprise; unexpectedly.
Perhaps surprisingly all survived.
unanticipatedNot anticipated.
Unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development.
unconsciouslyWithout awareness.
Unconsciously she has spent her whole life looking for a man who could live up to the ideal of her father.
unexpectedlyIn a way that was not expected or regarded as likely.
Tourist chiefs reported unexpectedly high visitor numbers.
unforeseenNot anticipated.
Our insurance package enables you to protect yourself and your dependants against unforeseen circumstances.
unheraldedWithout warning or announcement- M.A.D.Howe.
He was unwilling to make an unheralded entrance.
unintendedNot deliberate.
The unintended consequences of people s actions.
unintentionalDone or made or performed with purpose and intent.
An unintentional pun.
unintentionallyNot on purpose.
She hit him unintentionally.
untowardContrary to your interests or welfare.
Untoward remarks.
unusuallyIn a way that is not habitual or common.
The name is spelt unusually.
unwittingNot done with purpose or intent.
An unwitting accomplice.
windfallA large amount of money that is won or received unexpectedly.
Members are to get an average 520 cash windfall for voting yes to the merger.
Associations of "Unexpected" (30 Words)

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