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 Some questions went unasked or were left unanswered. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2021 Winfrey’s interview was far from tough journalism — some key questions went unasked. Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2021 Left unasked and unanswered is another fundamental query: Who should get to answer this question, and on what basis? Robert Hackett, Fortune, 3 Nov. 2020 However, there are many questions that should have been asked — and indeed appear to have gone unasked — before Cuomo publicly blasted New York’s Satmar Hasidic community, and before the international media broadcast the story far and wide. Melissa Langsam Braunstein, National Review, 23 Oct. 2020 Instead, the big questions went unasked and unanswered. Shira Ovide, New York Times, 17 Sep. 2020 And Toni Cade Bambara, or someone else, might show up at her house with groceries, unasked, and cook dinner. Eula Biss, The New Yorker, 30 Aug. 2020 Local officials objected to the unasked-for presence of federal agents, and officers were criticized for aggressive shows of force and use of tear gas and impact munitions in response to protesters. oregonlive, 4 Aug. 2020 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, 28 May 2020

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First Known Use of unasked

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Unasked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unasked. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unasked

: not asked


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