[ uhn-hohpt ]

  1. not expected or anticipated; unhoped-for.

Origin of unhoped

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at un-1, hope, -ed2

Words Nearby unhoped

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How to use unhoped in a sentence

  • Both ladies evidently enjoyed the unhoped-for but well-deserved rest.

  • Stover slapped his foot on first base with the joy of unhoped-for victory.

    The Varmint | Owen Johnson
  • At this name, uttered in so thrilling a tone, the youth started and tottered, as if overcome by an unhoped-for happiness.

    File No. 113 | Emile Gaboriau
  • It was too completely unhoped for, too extraordinary, what had already happened, that he should ask for more.

    A Country Gentleman and his Family | Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • Had it not been advancement, progress, unhoped-for good fortune, that made him a member of that learned corporation?

    The Rector | Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant