unbidden

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adjective un·bid·den \ˌən-ˈbi-dən\
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unbid

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Definition of unbidden

  1. :  not bidden :  unasked, uninvited barged in unbidden

Examples of unbidden in a Sentence

  1. thoughts that come to the mind unbidden

  2. she arrived, unbidden, to help out at the Red Cross center

Origin and Etymology of unbidden

Middle English unbiden, unbeden, from Old English unbeden, from un- + beden, past participle of biddan to entreat — more at bid


First Known Use: before 12th century


UNBIDDEN Defined for English Language Learners

unbidden

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adjective un·bid·den \ˌən-ˈbi-dən\

Definition of unbidden for English Language Learners

  • : not asked for or invited



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