unpredictable

unpredictable
un|pre|dict|a|ble [ˌʌnprıˈdıktəbəl] adj
1.) changing a lot so it is impossible to know what will happen
unpredictable weather
the unpredictable nature of language
2.) someone who is unpredictable tends to change their behaviour or ideas suddenly, so that you never know what they are going to do or think
>unpredictably adv
>unpredictability [ˌʌnprıdıktəˈbılıti] n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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