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Expected vs. Unexpected

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Expectedadjective

Anticipated; thought to be about to arrive or occur

‘The expected storm never arrived.’;

Unexpectedadjective

Not expected, anticipated or foreseen.

Expectedverb

simple past tense and past participle of expect

Unexpectedadjective

Not expected; coming without warning; sudden.

Expectedadjective

considered likely or probable to happen or arrive;

‘prepared for the expected attack’;

Unexpectedadjective

not expected or anticipated;

‘unexpected guests’; ‘unexpected news’;

Expectedadjective

looked forward to as probable

Unexpectedadjective

not foreseen;

‘unsuspected difficulties arose’; ‘unsuspected turnings in the road’;

Expectedadjective

expected to become or be; in prospect;

‘potential clients’; ‘expected income’;

Unexpectedadjective

made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency;

‘a forced landing’;

Unexpectedadjective

causing surprise or amazement by not being expected;

‘the curtains opened to reveal a completely unexpected scene’;

Unexpectedadjective

not planned;

‘an unexpected pregnancy’;

Unexpectedadjective

happening or coming quickly and without warning;

‘a sudden unexpected development’;

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