unforeseen

  • 1 unforeseen — I adjective accidental, sudden, surprise, unanticipated, undesigned, unexpected, unheralded, unintended, unpredicted, unthought of associated concepts: unforeseen cause, unforeseen difficulties, unforeseen event, unforeseen peril II index… …

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  • 2 unforeseen — UK US /ˌʌnfɔːˈsiːn/ adjective ► not expected: »The costs have risen by 20% owing to unforeseen circumstances. »The fund covers unforeseen expenses not paid for by insurance. »unforeseen complications/difficulties/problems …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 unforeseen — (adj.) 1650s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of FORESEE (Cf. foresee). Cf. M.Du. onvoresien, Du. onvoorzien, M.H.G. unvorsen …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 unforeseen — [adj] surprising abrupt, accidental, from left field*, not bargained for*, out of the blue*, startling, sudden, surprise, unanticipated, uncalculated, unexpected, unlooked for; concepts 544,548 Ant. expected, foreseen, predictable, predicted …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 unforeseen — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not anticipated or predicted. DERIVATIVES unforeseeable adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 unforeseen — [spelling only] …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 unforeseen — un|fore|seen [ˌʌnfo:ˈsi:n US fo:r ] adj an unforeseen situation is one that you did not expect to happen unforeseen circumstances/events/changes etc ▪ Due to unforeseen circumstances , the play has been cancelled. unforeseen… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 unforeseen — un|fore|seen [ ,ʌnfɔr sin ] adjective an unforeseen situation, especially a problem, is one that you did not expect: UNEXPECTED: unforeseen complications/emergencies/dangers unforeseen circumstances: The show was canceled due to unforeseen… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 unforeseen — [[t]ʌ̱nfə(r)si͟ːn[/t]] ADJ If something that has happened was unforeseen, it was not expected to happen or known about beforehand. Radiation may damage cells in a way that was previously unforeseen... Unfortunately, due to unforeseen… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 unforeseen — adjective an unforeseen situation is one that you did not expect to happen: unforeseen delays | unforeseen circumstances: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the play has been cancelled …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 unforeseen — UK [ˌʌnfɔː(r)ˈsiːn] / US [ˌʌnfɔrˈsɪn] adjective an unforeseen situation, especially a problem, is one that you did not expect unforeseen complications/emergencies/dangers unforeseen circumstances: The show was cancelled due to unforeseen… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 unforeseen — adj. Unforeseen is used with these nouns: ↑change, ↑circumstance, ↑consequence, ↑delay, ↑disaster, ↑emergency, ↑expense, ↑problem …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 unforeseen — adjective the problems with the bus were, of course, unforeseen Syn: unpredicted, unexpected, unanticipated, unplanned, not bargained for, surprising Ant: expected …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 unforeseen — [ˌʌnfɔːˈsiːn] adj an unforeseen situation is one that you did not expect Syn: unexpected …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15 unforeseen — see nothing is certain but the unforeseen …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 16 unforeseen — adj. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 unforeseen — adjective a) not foreseen. b) not expected …

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  • 18 unforeseen — 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

  • 19 unforeseen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unexpected, unanticipated, out of the blue; sudden. See surprise. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. surprising, abrupt, sudden; see unexpected . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. unexpected, unanticipated …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 unforeseen — adj. not foreseen, unanticipated, unexpected …

    English contemporary dictionary