un·​in·​vit·​ed | \ˌən-in-ˈvī-təd \

Definition of uninvited 

: not invited an uninvited guest a guest who showed up uninvited

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unasked, unbidden (also unbid), unsolicited, unsought


requested, solicited

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And so Chance blew through the landscape, feared and uninvited. Karin Altenberg, WSJ, "‘Evolutions’ Review: How the Butterfly Got Its Spots," 8 June 2018 Weirdly, while the Eagles were uninvited, the ceremony went on. Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY, "OnPolitics Today: The Jungle Book," 5 June 2018 Otto, for instance, is pursued by the Pigman, a half-human, half-porcine podcaster (Ryan Wesley Stinnett) who drops by, usually uninvited, with Missy (ToniAnne DiFilippo), his helmet-wearing assistant. New York Times, "Review: More Than the Couples Are Odd in ‘The Hollower’," 25 May 2018 The most noteworthy absentee will be Lenny Dykstra, the only member of the team who was an uninvited guest by the Phillies. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, "Tribute to '93 Phillies not the same without Dutch and The Dude | Bob Brookover," 8 June 2018 Golden State Warriors After winning the NBA championship last year, the Golden State Warriors were somewhat unsurprisingly uninvited from visiting the White House. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "As Trump Disinvites the Eagles, A Brief Look at His Fraught History With Champion Athletes," 5 June 2018 The couple met in 2012, when Mr. Sloan arrived uninvited at a house party that Mr. Arcaira was hosting in his apartment in Washington. New York Times, "Erikson Arcaira, Steven Sloan," 27 May 2018 Was Monica Lewinsky uninvited from a social change event because President Bill Clinton was going to be there? Kenneth Singletary, BostonGlobe.com, "Was Monica Lewinsky uninvited from an event because Bill Clinton would be there?," 10 May 2018 Watch out for scams Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask you to give us personal or private information to get your new Medicare Number and card. The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "New Medicare cards coming to Oregonians: 10 things to know," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of uninvited

1632, in the meaning defined above

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un·​in·​vit·​ed | \ˌən-ˌin-ˈvī-təd\

Kids Definition of uninvited

: not having been invited And what would you do, if an uninvited dwarf came and hung his things up in your hall … ?— J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

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