from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Coming without warning; unforeseen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not expected, anticipated or foreseen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not expected; coming without warning; sudden.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not expected; not looked for; unforeseen; sudden: often used substantively with the definite article: as, it is the unexpected that happens.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not expected or anticipated
So glad the writer resisted the term "unexpected drop". sartrecastic 12 April 2011 9:59AM
Israeli commandos said they opened fire in self-defense after meeting what they called unexpected resistance when they boarded the ferry carrying aid supplies to Gaza.
The moral to this culture-jamming story: Beware banana creme and strategic and creative use of the unexpected is the perfect way to intervene.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan have chastised Hezbollah for what they described as unexpected, inappropriate, and irresponsible acts.
This is what we call the unexpected, because no one expects them.
Report Abuse You know they will adjust these figures in a month; to bleak... they always do, with the word "unexpected".....
Steve's response to the second email, which asked essentially the same question, was a tidy little, "Yes." delayed by one month as Apple struggles to keep up with what its calling unexpected demand.
Toshiba: Inspired by what it called unexpected demand for high-capacity HDD music portables,
Israeli commandos said they opened fire in self-defense after meeting what they called unexpected resistance when they boarded the ferry carrying aid supplies to
Israel insists commandos opened fire in self-defence after meeting what they called unexpected resistance when they boarded the Mavi Marmara.