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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Synonyms & Antonyms for uninvited


unasked, unbidden (also unbid), unsolicited, unsought


requested, solicited

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Collins argued that police improperly entered private property uninvited and without a warrant. Mark Sherman, BostonGlobe.com, "Police need warrants for driveway searches, Supreme CCourt rules," 30 May 2018 Life is full of morons that litter the airwaves, let alone having them show up unannounced and uninvited. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Blame Obama and My Mama," 2 Mar. 2018 Typically institutions like the DEA and ICE loiter, like uninvited guests, at the margins of public discussion. Kathleen Frydl, Vox, "Why we should abolish ICE — and the DEA too," 14 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of uninvited

1632, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uninvited was in 1632

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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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