Definition of unforeseen adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʌnfɔːˈsiːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnfɔːrˈsiːn//
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that you did not expect to happen synonym unexpected unforeseen delays/problems The project was running late owing to unforeseen circumstances. compare foreseeExtra examples The pilot study should highlight any unforeseen problems. There were unforeseen obstacles to overcome. We reserve the right to alter the timetable in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
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