What does unforeseen mean?

Definitions for unforeseen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unanticipated, unforeseen, unlooked-for, out of the blue(p)(adj)

    not anticipated

    "unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden; "unforeseen circumstances"; "a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy"; "like a bolt out of the blue"


  1. unforeseen(Adjective)

    not foreseen.

  2. unforeseen(Adjective)

    not expected.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unforeseen in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unforeseen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Quayle:

    We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.

  2. Stendhal:

    A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

  3. Michael Kleinrock:

    Some of the unforeseen costs of having sicker absentee employees are their replacement costs.

  4. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.

  5. Susan Irving:

    It increases the government’s interest cost, it puts pressure on other parts of the budget, and it limits the ability to respond to unforeseen events.

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