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[ US /ˌənpɹɪˈdɪktəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʌnpɹɪdˈɪktəbə‍l/ ]
  1. not occurring at a regular rate or fixed intervals
    an irregular heartbeat
  2. unknown in advance
    an unpredictable (or indeterminable) future
  3. not capable of being foretold
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How To Use unpredictable In A Sentence

  • The postmodern perspective, on the other hand, views the movement of historical time to be radically contingent and unpredictable.
  • These major die-offs will continue to occur at unpredictable intervals when the most extensive, persistent, extremely unfavourable snow and ice conditions prevail.
  • The indie science-fiction movie is an unpredictable beast. Times, Sunday Times
  • There is also high political risk resulting from the government's erratic and unpredictable policies. Times, Sunday Times
  • Kim Jong Il, who passed away Saturday from an apparent heart attack at the age of 69 - the official cause was "overwork" - was an old-school dictator, predictably unpredictable. Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis
  • In their opening and closing games England's lumbering back four were hopelessly outmanoeuvred by bursts of fast, mobile, unpredictable attacks, like tankers anchored as speedboats darted around them.
  • The weather there can be a bit unpredictable - one minute it's blue skies and the next minute it's pouring down.
  • He was untamable and completely unpredictable, as though he was driven by an interior violence out of his control.
  • You have all the elements of a potential disaster in the making, speed, unpredictable elements, cold weather and mountains.
  • Unpredictable, emotional and alive, it is, in keeping with the area, soul with the rough edges intact.
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