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unhoped-for

[ uhn-hohpt-fawr ]
/ ʌnˈhoʊptˌfɔr /
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adjective
unexpected; unanticipated: an unhoped-for piece of good luck.
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Origin of unhoped-for

1590–1600; from the phrase hope for;see un-1, -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for unhoped-for

unhoped-for
/ (ˌʌnˈhəʊptfɔː) /

adjective
(esp of something pleasant) not anticipated; unexpected
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