Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unexpected manner; at a time or in a manner not expected or looked for; suddenly.

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  • adverb In an unexpected manner.

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

  • adverb in a way that was not expected
  • adverb without advance planning

Etymologies

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unexpected +‎ -ly.

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