unasked

adjective
un·​asked | \ ˌən-ˈas(k)t How to pronounce unasked (audio) \

Definition of unasked

1 : not asked unasked questions
2 : not asked for unasked advice
3 : not being asked : uninvited

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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 Your shower inquisitor may have remembered her doctor’s advice that social support can help in managing serious illness, and therefore mistakenly felt deputized in imposing on you an unasked-for, and unwelcome, shower support group. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: These nosy people all assume I have cancer!," 28 May 2020 The urgent, unasked questions are about climate change. Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times, "The climate gospel according to novelist Lydia Millet," 5 May 2020 The new Star Wars films feel desperate to explain away those mysteries, providing answers to unasked questions and connecting characters who don’t need to be connected. Devan Coggan, EW.com, "Rise of Skywalker's Rey reveal undoes one of Star Wars' boldest choices: Opinion," 21 Dec. 2019 For her, going north to school and encountering the writings of William Faulkner threw wide the door of my ignorant childhood, and the future, the heartbroken future filled with hitherto unasked questions, strolled easefully in. Drew Gilpin Faust, The Atlantic, "Race, History, and Memories of a Virginia Girlhood," 18 July 2019 People are reluctant to offer unasked help because people can get offended. Angela Chen, The Verge, "A social psychologist explains why we should ask for help more often," 22 June 2018 Visitors can't even approach the truck without crossing the base perimeter, so your questions will remain unasked. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Hunting for Area 51's aliens along Nevada's Extraterrestrial Highway," 29 Mar. 2018 The media in New England has been beaten down for so long, blown up by a single sneer from Belichick, that news conferences often come and go with important questions unasked. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Belichick isn't coming, so Colts should try to hire the next best guy — Nick Saban," 9 Jan. 2018 For her, going north to school and encountering the writings of William Faulkner threw wide the door of my ignorant childhood, and the future, the heartbroken future filled with hitherto unasked questions, strolled easefully in. Drew Gilpin Faust, The Atlantic, "Race, History, and Memories of a Virginia Girlhood," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of unasked

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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31 May 2020

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“Unasked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unasked. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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unasked

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How to pronounce unasked (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of unasked

: not asked

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