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unlooked-for

[ uhn-lookt-fawr ]
/ ʌnˈlʊktˌfɔr /
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adjective

not expected, anticipated, or foreseen: They were confronted with an unlooked-for situation.

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Origin of unlooked-for

1525–35; from phrase look for;see un-1, -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for unlooked-for

unlooked-for
/ (ˌʌnˈlʊktfɔː) /

adjective

unexpected; unforeseen
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