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 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 Those experiences include everything from weird looks and double takes on the trail to unasked-for advice and contempt from shop attendants and even other hikers. Outside Online, 23 Aug. 2022 In Seattle, for example, a hysterical effort inspired by the lab resulted in a report called Losing Home, a document built on a tissue of assumption and unasked questions. Roger Valdez, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Of course, the automaker had some unasked-for help writing this particular chapter, with Pompucci acknowledging that the car was a direct response to Europe’s newest emissions regulations. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 30 Apr. 2022 Troy is a darkly comedic tale about the unexpected consequences of unasked-for intimacy. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 19 Apr. 2022 But where and when and by whom were questions that were left unasked and unanswered. Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2022 The question that remains unasked is how toys can invite children into the political discussion instead of merely targeting them. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 These basic questions have too frequently gone unasked. Eric Reinhart, STAT, 5 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unasked

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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1 Oct 2022

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“Unasked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unasked. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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