unprovoked


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un·pro·voked

 (ŭn′prə-vōkt′)
adj.
Not provoked or prompted: an unprovoked attack.

unprovoked

(ʌnprəˈvəʊkt)
adj
not provoked by anything done or said
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unprovoked - occurring without motivation or provocationunprovoked - occurring without motivation or provocation; "motiveless malignity"; "unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt
unmotivated - without motivation
Translations

unprovoked

[ˈʌnprəˈvəʊkt] ADJno provocado, sin provocación

unprovoked

[ˌʌnprəˈvəʊkt] adj [attack] → gratuit(e)

unprovoked

adjohne Anlass, grundlos

unprovoked

[ˌʌnprəˈvəʊkt] adj (attack) → non provocato/a; (unpleasant remark) → ingiustificato/a
References in classic literature ?
He has committed a violent and unprovoked assault on me.
From his point of view, the assault was unprovoked.
The attack was so unprovoked that Stroeve, taken unawares, was defenceless.
He grew still more irritable, and it was Princess Mary who generally bore the brunt of his frequent fits of unprovoked anger.
Who can wonder at the deadly hatred of the Typees to all foreigners after such unprovoked atrocities?
She shuddered at the unprovoked wrath which blazed up like the spontaneous kindling of flames and she grew faint at the fearful merriment raging miserably around her.
By this unprovoked and unjustifiable act, our venerable friend had suffered a fracture of one of its rungs.
This policy was defeated by Cleomenes, king of Sparta, who was led by his ambition to make an unprovoked attack on his neighbors, the Achaeans, and who, as an enemy to Macedon, had interest enough with the Egyptian and Syrian princes to effect a breach of their engagements with the league.
We never go to war with them if we can help it, on account of their dangerous horns; but this insult was so great and so unprovoked that our brave men decided to fight, in order to be revenged," said the woman.
Scorn, bitterness, unprovoked malignity, gratuitous desire of ill, ridicule of whatever was good and holy, all awoke to tempt, even while they frightened him.
The sense of all this having been gone through as if in one great rush of imagination is all the stronger in the distance of time, because it had something of that quality even then: of fate unprovoked, of events that didn't cast any shadow before.
Permit me to inquire the name of the magistrate who offers a gratuitous and unprovoked insult to a respectable person, under the protection of the bench.