not expected, anticipated, or foreseen: They were confronted with an unlooked-for situation.

1525–35; from phrase look for; see un-1, -ed2

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unlooked-for (ˌʌnˈlʊktfɔː)
unexpected; unforeseen

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Nevertheless, some unlooked-for stand up time may be available.
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