unasked

[ uhn-askt, -ahskt ]
/ ʌnˈæskt, -ˈɑskt /

adjective

not asked: an unasked question.
not asked for: unasked advice.

Nearby words

  1. unarmed,
  2. unartistic,
  3. unary,
  4. unary operation,
  5. unashamed,
  6. unassailable,
  7. unassisted,
  8. unassuming,
  9. unattached,
  10. unattainable

Origin of unasked

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

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British Dictionary definitions for unasked

unasked

/ (ʌnˈɑːskt) /

adjective

not requested or demanded
not invited
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Word Origin and History for unasked

unasked

adj.

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

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