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 email

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Recent Examples on the Web In the Matthews case, Pankey gave unsolicited statements to the Greeley Police Department, the Weld County District Attorney's Office, and the FBI over the course of 30 years. CBS News, 7 Jan. 2022 The Becoming author's visit to the Johnson household goes smoothly, despite the rest of the family not following orders — bombarding Obama with fake accents, unsolicited selfies, and clothing samples for her daughters Sasha and Malia. Marcus Jones, EW.com, 5 Jan. 2022 Danni finds herself in a compromising situation and receives unsolicited help from El Fuego. Rodney Ho, ajc, 2 Jan. 2022 In his unsolicited final letter nearly three years later, Gaul expressed feelings of regret for the defendant’s incarceration and hope for exoneration, letting the defendant know a new county prosecutor was elected who may assist. Hannah Drown, cleveland, 31 Dec. 2021 This also wasn't the first time Porizkova decided to call out unsolicited feedback. Grace Wade, Health.com, 22 Dec. 2021 The authority opened the competition for proposals about two months ago after receiving an apparently unsolicited plan from The Boring Co. for an airport-to-downtown transportation loop. Eric Killelea, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Dec. 2021 My unsolicited advice for the congresswoman is to channel her inner Joe Manchin, and dispense with the political theater that is her public hand-wringing. orlandosentinel.com, 17 Dec. 2021 For women, dirty looks from men are not the only bad part about skating alone; there’s also the unsolicited advice. Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of unsolicited

1594, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsolicited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsolicited. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsolicited

: not asked for : given or received without being requested

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