unasked

[uhn-askt, -ahskt]
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Origin of unasked

Middle English word dating back to 1225–75; see origin at un-1, ask, -ed2

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Contemporary Examples of unasked

Historical Examples of unasked

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for unasked

unasked

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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