adjective Date: 1535 not foreseen ; unexpected

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Unlooked-for — Un*looked for, a. Not looked for; unexpected; as, an unlooked for event. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unlooked-for — [unlookt′fôr΄] adj. not looked for; not expected or foreseen …   English World dictionary

  • unlooked for — index fortuitous, unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseeable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unlooked-for — adj. unexpected, unforeseen. * * * unlooked for f13 [unlooked for] [ʌnˈlʊkt fɔː(r)] [ʌnˈlʊkt fɔːr] adjective (formal) not expected • …   Useful english dictionary

  • unlooked-for — /un lookt fawr /, adj. not expected, anticipated, or foreseen: They were confronted with an unlooked for situation. [1525 35; from phrase look for; see UN 1, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • unlooked-for — un|looked for [ʌnˈlukt fo: US fo:r] adj not expected ▪ unlooked for success …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unlooked-for — un|looked for [ ʌn lukt fɔr ] adjective not expected: an unlooked for reward …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unlooked for — not expected or foreseen. → unlooked …   English new terms dictionary

  • unlooked for — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, accidental, adventitious, aleatory, casual, causeless, chance, chancy, contingent, destinal, dicey, electrifying, extraordinary, fatal, fatidic, fluky, fortuitous, hasty, headlong, iffy, impetuous, improbable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unlooked-for — unexpected, not anticipated; not hoped for …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unlooked-for — adj unforeseen, unexpected, unanticipated, unhoped for, unpredicted, unthought of; sudden, abrupt, precipitate, out of the blue; surprise, surprising, astonishing, startling; unwonted, unusual, unpredictable; accidental, undesigned, unintentional …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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