unasked

adjective

un·​asked ˌən-ˈas(k)t How to pronounce unasked (audio)
1
: not asked
unasked questions
2
: not asked for
unasked advice
3
: not being asked : uninvited

Examples of unasked in a Sentence

He felt that there were many unasked questions after his demonstration. received a lot of unasked advice on the project
Recent Examples on the Web None of the results are pleasant: questions unasked and unanswered, authority unchallenged, news deserts, and growing difficulty determining what’s actually true. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 The previously unasked questions about Nepalese holdings at LACMA, either donated by patrons or financed through their support, go beyond Phillips. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2024 Worse, in exchange for unprecedented access, the Isaacson Accord demands that a lot of the most difficult and pressing questions go unasked and, therefore, unanswered. Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 To come back with a plan, unasked, was perfect. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Jan. 2023 Unlike Robert Lowell, who was known, unasked, to rank his contemporaries (Lowell was first, Berryman second, then came the rest), Simic always seemed to float bemusedly through his evergreen success. Rowan Ricardo Phillips, The New Republic, 13 Jan. 2023 For his part, Duchovny’s Arnold launches into an unasked-for rendition of a John Legend song, his way of relating to his son’s girlfriend. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Jan. 2023 All but unasked was the obvious question: Was Covid really so different and more containable than the flu, or was China simply trying to do something few others in their right mind would try? WSJ, 29 Nov. 2022 Their first claim to fame came in 1974 when the group issued an unasked-for report on unruly behavior in local schools. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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The first known use of unasked was in the 13th century

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“Unasked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unasked. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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unasked

adjective
un·​asked ˌən-ˈas(k)t How to pronounce unasked (audio)
ˈən-
1
: not asked
unasked questions
2
: not asked for
unasked advice

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