unbidden

adjective un·bid·den \ ˌən-ˈbi-dᵊn \
variants: or less commonly unbid play \ˌən-ˈbid\

Definition of unbidden

: 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

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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


UNBIDDEN Defined for English Language Learners

unbidden

adjective

Definition of unbidden for English Language Learners

  • : not asked for or invited



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