un·​so·​lic·​it·​ed | \ ˌən-sə-ˈli-sə-təd How to pronounce unsolicited (audio) \

Definition of unsolicited

: not asked for or requested : not solicited unsolicited advice unsolicited e-mail

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Recent Examples on the Web Garda’s latest offer was its third unsolicited approach for G4S since June 26, and follows an aborted move by the Canadian company last year. Scott Deveau, Bloomberg.com, "G4S Investor Sachem Head Is Said to Oppose Garda Bid Price," 17 Sep. 2020 Food and its preparation play an important role, and Esther bonds with a neighbor — a joyful Joie Lee as a woman bold enough to offer unsolicited advice and wise enough to know when to dodge a sensitive question — on a trip to a local market. Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Farewell Amor’ is a finely acted immigrant tale that will make you want to dance," 11 Dec. 2020 Benson's mailing did face a legal challenge but Michigan's courts found that Benson had the authority to mail unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan, Detroit rebuke Texas' attempting to overturn election in Supreme Court," 10 Dec. 2020 And with them, the annual sleigh-dump of Christmas music, which this year arrives like an unsolicited fruitcake: unexpectedly heavy, disproportionately sweet and near impossible to digest. Washington Post, "2020 broke Christmas music. Here’s what I’m listening to instead.," 5 Dec. 2020 Sometimes, such scams might start out with an unsolicited request to conduct COVID-19 testing. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Medicare scams and marketing tricks heat up as signup deadline approaches," 5 Dec. 2020 And, as with Gronowski in Brussels, neighbors saw it as an unsolicited gift. Katy Reckdahl, NOLA.com, "Holocaust survivor wants to jam with Tuba Skinny; due to coronavirus, they improvise," 2 Dec. 2020 As a reminder, the IRS doesn’t send unsolicited text or email messages or place phone calls threatening lawsuits or imprisonment. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, "'Tis the season to follow these wise shopping tips, anti-fraud precautions," 30 Nov. 2020 Women are often bombarded with unsolicited opinions about their bodies, and this can reach a fever pitch during pregnancy. Garnet Henderson, Glamour, "Enough With the Myths About Working Out While Pregnant," 26 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unsolicited

1594, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2021

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“Unsolicited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsolicited. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsolicited

: not asked for : given or received without being requested

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