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unforeseen


verb (used with object), fore·saw, fore·seen, fore·see·ing.

  1. to have prescience of; to know in advance; foreknow.
  2. to see beforehand.

verb (used without object), fore·saw, fore·seen, fore·see·ing.

  1. to exercise foresight.

adjective

  1. not seen or known beforehand; unanticipated

verb -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen

  1. (tr; may take a clause as object) to see or know beforehandhe did not foresee that

adj.1650s, from un- (1) “not” + past participle of foresee. Cf. Middle Dutch onvoresien, Dutch onvoorzien, Middle High German unvorsen. v.Old English foreseon “have a premonition,” from fore- “before” + seon “to see, see ahead” (see see (v.)). Related: Foresaw; foreseeing; foreseen.

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