unbidden


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un·bid·den

 (ŭn-bĭd′n) also un·bid (-bĭd′)
adj.
Not invited, asked, or requested; unasked: unbidden guests; comments unbid and unwelcome.

unbidden

(ʌnˈbɪdən)
adj
1. not ordered or commanded; voluntary or spontaneous
2. not invited or asked

un•bid•den

(ʌnˈbɪd n)

also un•bid′,



adj.
1. not ordered or commanded; spontaneous.
2. not asked or summoned; uninvited.
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unbidden

adverb
1. spontaneously, unprompted, freely, unwanted, voluntarily, willingly, uninvited, unasked for The name came unbiddden to his mind.
adjective
1. spontaneous, free, voluntary, uninvited, willing, unwanted, unwelcome, unforced, unasked, unprompted uncensored mental images and unbidden thoughts
Translations

unbidden

[ˈʌnˈbɪdn] ADV (liter) to do sth unbiddenhacer algo espontáneamente

unbidden

adv (form)ungebeten; (= not ordered also)unaufgefordert; (= uninvited also)ungeladen; to do something unbiddenetw unaufgefordert tun; the phrase came unbidden into her mindder Satz kam ihr spontan in den Sinn

unbidden

[ʌnˈbɪdn] adj (liter) he did it unbiddenlo ha fatto senza che nessuno glielo avesse chiesto
he came in unbidden → è entrato senza essere stato invitato
References in classic literature ?
As unbidden guests are apt to do, they often come at inconvenient times.
What deadly voids and unbidden infidelities in the lines that seem to gnaw upon all Faith, and refuse resurrections to the beings who have placelessly perished without a grave.
She was plainly dressed in white linen and a cool muslin blouse, but there was something about her, unmistakable even to Trent, which placed her very far apart indeed from any woman likely to have become his unbidden guest.
The Ancient Mariner would shake his head sadly; and Daughtry, who likewise was hurt by the infliction of hurt on unoffending animals, would sympathize with him and fetch him unbidden another of the expensive three-for-a-dollar cigars so that his feelings might be soothed.
'This is well done of you, sir, to corrupt my servants, and enter my house unbidden and in secret, like a thief!' said Mr Haredale.
Your meaning must be unequivocal; no doubts or demurs: and such expressions of gratitude and concern for the pain you are inflicting as propriety requires, will present themselves unbidden to your mind, I am persuaded.
He im- mediately exploded in reproaches which came unbidden to the ears of the men.
"How dare you enter my palace unbidden? Leave this room at once, or I will bind you and all your people in chains, and throw you into my darkest dungeons!"
Tears rose unbidden to my eyes, and I buried my face in the sofa-pillow that they might flow unseen while I listened.
The tear which starts unbidden to the eye when the recollection of old times and the happiness of many years ago is suddenly recalled, stole down the old lady's face as she shook her head with a melancholy smile.
Edgar sprang to his unbidden guest, blanched with astonishment and rage.
Gurth grinned, which was his nearest approach to a laugh, as he replied, ``About the same quantity which thou hast just told over so carefully.'' He then folded the quittance, and put it under his cap, adding, ``Peril of thy heard, Jew, see that this be full and ample!'' He filled himself unbidden, a third goblet of wine, and left the apartment without ceremony.