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unasked

[uhn-askt, -ahskt] /ʌnˈæskt, -ˈɑskt/
adjective
1.
not asked:
an unasked question.
2.
not asked for:
unasked advice.
3.
Origin of unasked
1225-1275
Middle English word dating back to 1225-75; See origin at un-1, ask, -ed2
Synonyms
2. unsolicited, unsought, unrequested.
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  • He forgave her, unasked, the humiliation she had put on him.

    Nan of Music Mountain Frank H. Spearman
  • My money came as if by magic, unasked and unwarranted, like the gold of sunset.

  • It is always pleasant to do on entreaty what we might be driven to do unasked.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • unasked, the Imp sketched the dinner party, especially Harry's share in it.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • "I have also noticed it," said Lorraine, answering his unasked question.

    Lorraine Robert W. Chambers
  • unasked, Job took a chair, resolved to await Charley's re-appearance.

    Mary Barton

    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Yet you ventured here to-day, unasked, in the broad light of noon.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The state sword and sheath, which Adrian handed to him unasked, were rejected.

British Dictionary definitions for unasked

unasked

/ʌnˈɑːskt/
adjective
1.
not requested or demanded
2.
not invited
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Word Origin and History for unasked
adj.

mid-13c., "uninvited," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of ask.

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