- not predictable; not to be foreseen or foretold: an unpredictable occurrence.
- something that is unpredictable: the unpredictables of life.
Origin of unpredictable
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1. erratic, fitful, variable, uncertain.
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- not capable of being predicted; changeable
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Word Origin and History for unpredictably
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