uninvited

adjective

un·​in·​vit·​ed ˌən-in-ˈvī-təd How to pronounce uninvited (audio)
: not invited
an uninvited guest
a guest who showed up uninvited

Examples of uninvited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result is a wildly entertaining series of events, while the presence of Anya Taylor-Joy's Margot as the only uninvited guest complicates matters even further. Andrew Walsh, EW.com, 25 Nov. 2023 At some point in the evening, according to official accounts, a group of uninvited guests arrived at the party. Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 31 Dec. 2023 Grant even remained the gentleman when Meyers over breakfast confessed to having come to Palm Springs entirely uninvited, and with not even a toothbrush in hand. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Dec. 2023 According to the affidavit, the woman told Sarasota police that Ziegler then showed up at her apartment uninvited and raped her. Will Oremus, Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2023 Of course, OpenAI’s game-changing large language model was precocious at birth, tumbling into civilization’s ongoing conversation like an uninvited guest busting into a dinner party and instantly commanding the room. Steven Levy, WIRED, 1 Dec. 2023 And those gathered did just that despite the uninvited, blustery presence of Los Angeles’ signature Santa Ana winds. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, 27 Nov. 2023 The members would barge uninvited into meetings—or listen to recordings afterward—and rate their colleagues. Rob Copeland, Fortune, 11 Nov. 2023 Dear Miss Manners: An acquaintance stopped by uninvited. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninvited was in 1632

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“Uninvited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninvited. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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