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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Recent Examples on the Web But those new leafy additions may have come with uninvited guests: fungus gnats. Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2021 On the night of the shooting, a group of uninvited guests walked into a home and a fight began, Ohio authorities previously said. Rebekah Riess, CNN, 15 June 2021 Charlie Willis and his wife Lauren got married in a beach ceremony at Lusty Glaze in Cornwall, England, last month and were surprised to find Ramsay, 54, and a television crew as their uninvited guests. Naledi Ushe, PEOPLE.com, 5 July 2021 But the Portland Timbers probably felt more like uninvited guests, enduring a shellacking by one of the worst attacking teams in MLS so far this season. Caitlin Murray, oregonlive, 1 July 2021 Authorities have said gunfire broke out when a group of men arrived uninvited to the party in 2018. Chron, 16 June 2021 Three Montana sheriff's deputies woke up to an uninvited guest at their downtown Milwaukee Airbnb -- a teenager who wound up in the wrong house. Rachael Scott, CNN, 4 June 2021 Nella Rogers was used to all kinds of uninvited smells creeping into her cubicle—usually terrible ones. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, 1 June 2021 Then, uninvited, Freedman appeared and harangued the representatives, accusing their company of dishonesty. Chris Pomorski, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021

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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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“Uninvited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninvited. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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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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