- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||not expected or foreseen; surprising.
His wife's sudden illness was an unexpected event that threw his life into disarray.
- surprising, unforeseen, unlooked-for
- similar words:
- abrupt, casual, precipitate, sudden
||accidental, coincidental, fortuitous, queer, trick
||unexpectedly (adv.), unexpectedness (n.)