un·​in·​vit·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈvī-təd How to pronounce uninvited (audio) \

Definition of uninvited

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for uninvited


unasked, unbidden (also unbid), unsolicited, unsought


requested, solicited

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Deputy District Attorney Ted Fiorito said the party, held at a nearby apartment, was supposed to be a small gathering, but a large number of uninvited guests showed up, including Carillo-Sellers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Man, 18, charged with murder in La Jolla house party drive-by shooting," 22 July 2019 The ambassador was uninvited from a dinner Trump hosted for the Emir of Qatar on Monday night. Alexander Smith, NBC News, "Trump hits out at U.K.'s Theresa May and Ambassador Darroch after leak," 9 July 2019 David Roark, communications director for The Village Church, a Texas megachurch, was uninvited from the Circles Conference, a three-day event for graphics and user experience designers, because of his religious views. Fox News, "Christian speaker pulled from design conference after local group complains," 6 July 2019 The prosecutor said the party was intended to be a small affair, but drew a large number of uninvited guests, including the defendant. Pomerado News, "Man charged with drive-by murder of Poway High grad," 23 July 2019 Witnesses told police some uninvited individuals had shown up to the party and a fight ensued. oregonlive.com, "Shooting at Hillsboro house party leaves one injured," 30 June 2019 By the 1920s, The Afro reported, the town had become as swanky and exclusive as Monte Carlo or a beach in Southampton, allowing in only the wealthy elites of Baltimore and Washington’s black society, and barring uninvited guests. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Remembering the African-American resort town in Maryland founded by Frederick Douglass' son," 5 July 2019 The instigating troublemaker, human division, arrives when Mary Ellen’s fellow high school student, Daniela (Katie Sarife),shows up uninvited. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "‘Annabelle Comes Home’ review: Adventures in babysitting a devil doll," 25 June 2019 Just as how in the real world, our parades are routinely disrupted by uninvited guests, even in the endless expanse of virtual space, our spaces get invaded, our peace disturbed, our business minded by those who can’t seem to mind their own. Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, "Online and off, Pride Month is off to a rocky start," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of uninvited

1632, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of uninvited

: not asked or expected to come or to do something with others : not invited


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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