un·so·lic·it·ed | \ˌən-sə-ˈli-sə-təd \

Definition of unsolicited 

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

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unasked, unbidden (also unbid), uninvited, unsought


requested, solicited

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Not to be outdone, Comcast came with the big joker Wednesday and made an unsolicited offer of $65 billion in cash for Fox’s assets, CNET reports. Monique Judge, The Root, "Disney and Comcast Set to Go Into Bidding War Over 21st Century Fox," 13 June 2018 This could include tweeting a large volume of unsolicited replies, tweeting misleading links, or if a large number of users block an account after being mentioned by it. Elizabeth Dwoskin, chicagotribune.com, "Twitter begins removing millions of accounts in crackdown on fake profiles," 11 July 2018 Ultimately, what Jenner decides to do or not do with her lips — and every other part of her body — is entirely up to her, and should go without unsolicited criticism from those who may not choose the same treatments for themselves. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Told a Fan She "Got Rid of All My Filler" on Instagram," 9 July 2018 Ariana Grande will live her life without unsolicited negative opinions from others. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Ariana Grande Wants the Haters to End Social Media 'War' After Engagement to Pete Davidson," 25 June 2018 Both publicly and privately, teammates in recent weeks have gone out of their way to rave about Tannehill – some solicited but some unsolicited, too. Barry Jackson, miamiherald, "What we should — or shouldn't — conclude from Landry's latest swipe at Tannehill," 13 June 2018 In a recent series of tweets promoting the release of her upcoming album, Queen, which hits stores on August 10, Minaj opened up in a big way about her romantic history and offered some unsolicited (but extremely relevant) advice for other women. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Nicki Minaj Just Got Very Real About Her Relationship Struggles and Offered Advice for Other Women," 27 May 2018 The Covington County District Attorney has issued a warning about unsolicited packages delivered to elementary school. William Thornton, AL.com, "District attorney warns of predator sending packages to elementary school," 29 Apr. 2018 Celebrity moms have received plenty of unwarranted criticism and unsolicited advice about the most ridiculous things. Emily Wang, Allure, "People Are Mom-Shaming Jessie James Decker for Letting Her Daughter Get a Sun Tan," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of unsolicited

1594, in the meaning defined above

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