Antonyms of adj unexpected

1 sense of unexpected

Sense 1
unexpected (vs. expected) -- (not expected or anticipated; "unexpected guests"; "unexpected news")

expected (vs. unexpected) -- (considered likely or probable to happen or arrive; "prepared for the expected attack")
        => anticipated, awaited (predicate), hoped-for -- (expected hopefully)
        => due (predicate) -- (scheduled to arrive; "the train is due in 15 minutes")
        => expectable -- (to be expected; "differences of opinion are quite expectable given the present information")
        => matter-of-course -- (expected or depended upon as a natural or logical outcome)

Similarity of adj unexpected

1 sense of unexpected

Sense 1
unexpected (vs. expected) -- (not expected or anticipated; "unexpected guests"; "unexpected news")
       => unannounced, unheralded, unpredicted -- (without warning or announcement; "they arrived unannounced"; "a totally unheralded telegram that his daughter...died last night"- M.A.D.Howe)
       => unanticipated, unforeseen, unlooked-for, out of the blue (predicate) -- (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")
       => unhoped, unhoped-for, unthought, unthought-of -- (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")
       => unprovided for (predicate) -- (not prepared or ready for)
       => upset (prenominal) -- (used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win; "the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers")
          Also See-> surprising#1

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