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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Synonyms & Antonyms for unasked


unbidden (also unbid), uninvited, unsolicited, unsought


requested, solicited

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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

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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 Employees had created up to 3.5 million unasked-for accounts in consumers’ names to hit aggressive sales goals. Thomas Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wells Fargo misses opportunity to abandon forced arbitration," 3 Nov. 2017 Merril Hoge, survivor of cancer of the lymph nodes, flew to Houston to be with Mortensen—unasked. Peter King, SI.com, "Chris Mortensen’s Cancer Battle," 24 Oct. 2017 The fatal flaw lurking in all these inspiring entrepreneurial stories is the unasked question: What happens to the person who puts all of his chips behind an idea worse than Mr. Dean’s? Gregory Crouch, WSJ, "Things You Don’t Tell Your Mudder," 12 Oct. 2017 His reverence for text induced Tennessee Williams, among others, to send him their plays unasked. The Economist, "Fighting for the stageObituary: Peter Hall died on September 11th," 21 Sep. 2017 Here’s some unasked-for advice from your local columnist: Slow down. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Hurricane Irma aftermath: Take massive cleanup one step at a time," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unasked

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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English Language Learners Definition of unasked

: not asked

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