un·​prompt·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈpräm(p)-təd How to pronounce unprompted (audio) \

Definition of unprompted

: not prompted an unprompted [=spontaneous] observation … two NBA scouts, unprompted, recently described Clancy as "aggressive" …— Austin Murphy

Examples of unprompted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the Mavericks’ 119-109 win over the Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, Kidd, unprompted, mentioned on three occasions during a seven-minute news conference that his team has seen a lot of zone this series. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 May 2022 The bulk of their communication involves Hélène’s unprompted confessions and questions. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2022 Both Finland and Sweden have been reconsidering their status as nonmember NATO states in light of Russia's unprompted invasion of Ukraine. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 14 Apr. 2022 Although Kiccha was talking specifically about the business of films, Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn decided to get involved, unprompted. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 28 Apr. 2022 There Irving announced—unprompted—that his desire was to re-sign with Boston for the foreseeable future. Hunter Felt, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Belarus has been aiding Moscow in its unprompted war against Ukraine. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 7 Apr. 2022 Ross, unprompted, touted infielder Ildemaro Vargas’ performance in camp. Meghan Montemurro, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2022 President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke for nearly two hours on Friday to discuss Russia's unprompted invasoin of Ukraine, CNBC reports. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unprompted

1659, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jun 2022

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“Unprompted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprompted. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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