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ADVERB (2)

1. in a way that was not expected;
- Example: "her brother showed up at the wedding out of the blue"
[syn: unexpectedly, out of the blue]

2. without advance planning;
- Example: "they met accidentally"
[syn: by chance, accidentally, circumstantially, unexpectedly]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unexpected \Un`ex*pect"ed\, a. Not expected; coming without warning; sudden. -- Un`ex*pect"ed*ly, adv. -- Un`ex*pect"ed*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

unexpectedly adv 1: in a way that was not expected; "her brother showed up at the wedding out of the blue" [syn: unexpectedly, out of the blue] 2: without advance planning; "they met accidentally" [syn: by chance, accidentally, circumstantially, unexpectedly] [ant: advisedly, by choice, by design, deliberately, designedly, intentionally, on purpose, purposely]