unhoped-for

[uhn-hohpt-fawr]
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adjective

unexpected; unanticipated: an unhoped-for piece of good luck.

Nearby words

  1. unhitch,
  2. unholy,
  3. unhood,
  4. unhook,
  5. unhoped,
  6. unhorse,
  7. unhouse,
  8. unhouseled,
  9. unhuman,
  10. unhurried

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

adjective

(esp of something pleasant) not anticipated; unexpected
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