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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At one point, West and his crew show up uninvited to Roc-a-Fella Records and ambush various employees in humdrum offices with West’s music. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 19 Feb. 2022 The first episode shows the rapper arriving uninvited to the offices of Roc-A-Fella Records, hoping to be heard by anyone. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2022 To discourage these uninvited guests from crashing your party and irritating friends and family, make strategic use of citronella all around your outdoor area. Jennifer Cegielski, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Aug. 2022 As music blared and the uninvited guests downed booze, the foyer of the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was turned into a boxing ring for a match, cellphone clips show. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 12 Aug. 2022 Meanwhile, Gabby heads to a group date exploring the city, but not all goes to plan when an uninvited guest arrives hoping to stir up feelings. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 8 Aug. 2022 From overpriced knockoffs to uninvited bugs, vintage decor can be host to more than a few surprises. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2022 Bad vines show up uninvited, like bill collectors and home invaders. Carol Stocker, BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2022 On Thursday, Alexander showed up to Spears’ wedding unannounced and uninvited while streaming live on Instagram. Kenan Draughornestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

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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 29 Sep. 2022.

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Kids Definition

uninvited

adjective

un·​in·​vit·​ed
ˌən-ˌin-ˈvī-təd
: 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

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2022

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