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[uhn-loo kt] /ʌnˈlʊkt/
not examined, investigated, or heeded (usually followed by into, on, or at):
a crime that remains unlooked into.
Origin of unlooked
1250-1300 for earlier sense; 1555-65 for current sense; Middle English: neglected; see un-1, look, -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This unlooked for success left the Peace Party in a hopeless minority.

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
  • Tell me, Mr Dorrit, what surprise would be the most unlooked for and the most acceptable to you.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • There seemed to be no possible way to free ourselves from the baleful grip of this terrible and unlooked for enemy.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putnam Serviss
  • It is not three months since the sleep-time, and its renewal was unlooked for.

    The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton
  • So sudden it was, so unlooked for, that great demoniacal figures seemed upon us even while we said that the seas were clear.

    The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton
  • Is every step we take to be marred by some unlooked for casualty?

  • The question was abrupt and unlooked for; Falko changed colour; he hesitated.

  • This new and unlooked for calamity created a ferment in the minds of the natives.

  • This beginning was as curious as it was unlooked for by the people engaged in it.

    The English Novel Sidney Lanier
  • His present visit was as unpremeditated as Peyton's invitation had been unlooked for by him.

Word Origin and History for unlooked

c.1300, "not attended to, neglected," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of look (v.). With for, "unexpected," attested from 1530s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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