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"unexpected" in British English

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unexpectedadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌn.ɪkˈspek.tɪd/
B1 not ​expected: Her ​resignation was ​completely unexpected. How ​lovely to ​see you here - this really is an unexpected pleasure!

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unexpectedly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of unexpected from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unexpectedadjective

 us   /ˌʌn·ɪkˈspek·tɪd/
not ​expected; ​surprising: What an unexpected ​treat to ​meet you here!
(Definition of unexpected from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unexpected”
in Korean 예기치 않은…
in Arabic غَيْر مُتَوَقَّع…
in Malaysian tdk dijangka…
in French inattendu…
in Russian неожиданный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出乎意料的,想不到的…
in Italian inatteso, inaspettato, imprevisto…
in Turkish beklenmedik, umulmadık, âni…
in Polish niespodziewany…
in Spanish inesperado…
in Vietnamese bất ngờ…
in Portuguese inesperado…
in Thai ที่ไม่ได้คาดไว้…
in German unerwartet…
in Catalan inesperat…
in Japanese 思いがけない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出乎意料的,想不到的…
in Indonesian tak terduga-duga…
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