/un hohpt"fawr'/, adj.
unexpected; unanticipated: an unhoped-for piece of good luck.
[1590-1600; from the phrase hope for; see UN-1, -ED2]

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  • unhoped-for — [unhōpt′fôr΄] adj. not hoped for; unexpected [an unhoped for advantage]: also Now Rare unhoped …   English World dictionary

  • Unhoped-for — Un*hoped for, a. Unhoped; unexpected. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unhoped-for — unhoped′ for adj. unexpected; unanticipated • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • unhoped-for — adjective so unexpected as to have not been imagined an unhoped for piece of luck an unthought advantage an unthought of place to find the key • Syn: ↑unhoped, ↑unthought, ↑unthought of • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • unhoped-for — un|hoped for [ʌnˈhəupt fo: US ˈhoupt fo:r] adj much better than had been expected ▪ unhoped for success …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unhoped-for — adjective much better than had been expected: unhoped for success …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unhoped for — exceeding hope or expectation. → unhoped …   English new terms dictionary

  • unhoped for — Synonyms and related words: extraordinary, improbable, more than expected, out of the way, past expectation, sudden, unannounced, unanticipated, undivined, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen, unguessed, unheralded, unpredictable, unpredicted,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unhoped-for — un|hoped for [ ʌn houpt fɔr ] adjective more or better than you expected …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unhoped-for — adj unexpected, undreamed of, beyond one s wildest hopes or dreams, like a dream come true; unanticipated, unlooked for, unpredicted, unforeseen; surprising, out of the blue, astonishing, startling, astounding; unwonted, unusual, unpredictable;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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