from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not anticipated: We experienced some unanticipated problems.
  • adj. Usage Problem Not having been expected; unexpected: unanticipated guests. See Usage Note at anticipate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not anticipated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not anticipated


un- +‎ anticipated. (Wiktionary)


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