unsolicited


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un·so·lic·it·ed

 (ŭn′sə-lĭs′ĭ-tĭd)
adj.
Not looked for or requested; unsought: an unsolicited manuscript; unsolicited opinions.

unsolicited

(ˌʌnsəˈlɪsɪtɪd)
adj
not requested or invited: unsolicited advice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsolicited - not asked for; "unasked advice"; "unsolicited junk mail"
unrequested - not requested; "the merchandise was unrequested"

unsolicited

adjective uninvited, unwelcome, gratuitous, unasked for, volunteered, voluntary, spontaneous, unforced, uncalled-for, unsought, unrequested Being ex-directory won't necessarily keep unsolicited calls away.
Translations

unsolicited

[ˈʌnsəˈlɪsɪtɪd] ADJno solicitado

unsolicited

[ˌʌnsəˈlɪsɪtɪd] adj [advice] → non sollicité(e); [manuscript] → non sollicité(e)
unsolicited commercial e-mails → du publipostage non sollicité

unsolicited

adjunerbeten; manuscriptnicht angefordert, unangefordert

unsolicited

[ˌʌnsəˈlɪsɪtɪd] adjnon richiesto/a
References in classic literature ?
For this unsolicited and unexpected dinner I thank you with all my heart."
"On rereading your letter it seems to us that you are laboring under the misapprehension that we pay for unsolicited manuscripts.
Or is her heart constant to him only when unsolicited by anyone else?
When he afterwards recalled that impulse to unsolicited and inexplicable frankness which had very important results for him, it seemed to him- as it seems to everyone in such cases- that it was merely some silly whim that seized him: yet that burst of frankness, together with other trifling events, had immense consequences for him and for all his family.
If Mademoiselle happened to have received a letter from Robert during the interval of Edna's visits, she would give her the letter unsolicited. And she would seat herself at the piano and play as her humor prompted her while the young woman read the letter.
The eager mariners but ask him who he is, and where from; whereas, they not only receive an answer to those questions, but likewise another answer to a question not put by them, but the unsolicited answer is forced from Jonah by the hard hand of God that is upon him.
But her condemnation of him did not blind her to the impropriety of their having been written at all; and she was silently grieving over the imprudence which had hazarded such unsolicited proofs of tenderness, not warranted by anything preceding, and most severely condemned by the event, when Marianne, perceiving that she had finished the letters, observed to her that they contained nothing but what any one would have written in the same situation.
His tact, his sympathy, his handsome face, his personal charm, his frank friendliness, had one and all tempted me to bore this complete stranger with unsolicited confidences for which an inquisitive relative might have angled in vain.
Poor Miss Briggs was very grateful for this mark of Sir Pitt's attention--it came so unsolicited, she said, for she never should have thought of removing the money from the funds--and the delicacy enhanced the kindness of the office; and she promised to see her man of business immediately and be ready with her little cash at the proper hour.
Howbeit, the father did not fail in any outward show of politeness, but, on the contrary, honoured him with much attention; perhaps cherishing the hope that, although not a man of a sufficiently brilliant and spontaneous turn of mind to repeat his former testimonial unsolicited, it might still be within the compass of his nature to bear the part of a responsive gentleman, in any correspondence that way tending.
Nor were these the only tokens of extraordinary success; for, on the succeeding Saturday, Nicholas received, by favour of the indefatigable Mrs Grudden, no less a sum than thirty shillings; besides which substantial reward, he enjoyed considerable fame and honour: having a presentation copy of Mr Curdle's pamphlet forwarded to the theatre, with that gentleman's own autograph (in itself an inestimable treasure) on the fly-leaf, accompanied with a note, containing many expressions of approval, and an unsolicited assurance that Mr Curdle would be very happy to read Shakespeare to him for three hours every morning before breakfast during his stay in the town.
"You hear the unsolicited testimony of a person who has known me from childhood?