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unbidden

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adjective un·bid·den \-ˈbi-dən\

Simple Definition of unbidden

  • : not asked for or invited

Full Definition of unbidden

  1. :  not bidden :  unasked, uninvited <barged in unbidden>

Examples of unbidden

  1. thoughts that come to the mind unbidden

  2. <she arrived, unbidden, to help out at the Red Cross center>



Variants of unbidden

also un·bid play \-ˈbid\

Origin of unbidden

Middle English unbiden, unbeden, from Old English unbeden, from un- + beden, past participle of biddan to entreat — more at bid


First Known Use: before 12th century

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