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[ UK /ʌnæntˈɪsɪpˌe‍ɪtɪd/ ]
[ US /ˌənænˈtɪsəˌpeɪtɪd/ ]
  1. not anticipated
    unseen problems
    unforeseen circumstances
    a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy
    like a bolt out of the blue
    unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development
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How To Use unanticipated In A Sentence

  • The book is organized around various phases of the change process, starting with recognizing that change is coming, moving to mobilizing people to act, navigating a new course, preventing "mutinies", and learning to be flexible in the face of unanticipated developments. Leading in Turbulent Times: Pathfinder CEOs
  • We were stupefied at this unanticipated reception.
  • This was wholly unexpected, wholly unanticipated and wholly irregular.
  • These variables are also subject to unanticipated changes because of unforeseen domestic or external developments.
  • A major shift in prevailing ideas inevitably has implications for action, many of them unanticipated. Balkinization
  • There was some mention of the fact that earlier in the week there were reports that consumer confidence had fallen, foretelling a sluggish Christmas retail season, and that new home sales slipped an unanticipatedly high 3. 6% in September, when analysts had been expecting a rise in sales. CounterPunch
  • The subsequent unanticipated baby boom, of course, was a salutary refutation of the commission's demographic determinism.
  • The second largely unanticipated development that demands reappraisal has to do with religiosity itself.
  • However, sometimes , the most obnoxious volunteer to sacrifice themselves out of unanticipated generosity.
  • Schools with overspends pointed to factors outside their control, such as unanticipated drops in pupil numbers.
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