unforeseen unforeseen  /ˌən fɔr ˈsin/


  • (adj) not anticipated


  1. What if the apparent explosion in autism numbers is simply the unforeseen result of shifting definitions, policy changes and increased awareness among parents, educators and doctors.
  2. An unforeseen consequence of industrialized democracy had been the mammoth increase in the measurement and survey of all sorts of things.
  3. Coverage with a very high deductible that is intended to protect against unforeseen illness or injury.


  1. OUTDOORS: Destinations for wilderness seekers

    We all need a lesson in humility once in awhile. Usually, mine come when unforeseen circumstances arise in the outdoors. But last week mine came printed in the newspaper and I put it there myself.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Merced Sun-Star

  2. The Price of the Panopticon

    Pervasive N.S.A. surveillance may pose unforeseen dangers.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Psychic show canceled in Scotland due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

    DUNFERMLINE, Scotland, June 10 (UPI) -- A British psychic who says he can speak to the dead canceled a show in Scotland due to "unforeseen circumstances."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UPI

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