un·​so·​lic·​it·​ed ˌən-sə-ˈli-sə-təd How to pronounce unsolicited (audio)
: not asked for or requested : not solicited
unsolicited advice
unsolicited email

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Hernan DiazPascal Perich/© Pascal Perich After years of rejection, novelist Hernan Diaz sent a manuscript, unsolicited, to a small publisher. Amy Sutherland, BostonGlobe.com, 11 May 2023 These messages arrive in the form of an unsolicited text (smishing) or email (phishing) to lure unsuspecting victims to provide valuable personal and financial information that can lead to identity theft. John F. Wasik, Forbes, 5 May 2023 Ireland Baldwin is speaking out about unsolicited advice on her social media. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 18 Apr. 2023 What was that like to see his unsolicited post online last year? Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Apr. 2023 These are modern women unlikely to let a boss underpay them or an unsolicited flirt pester them. Meredith Maran, Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2023 Public Storage, Life Storage: Self-storage company Public Storage made an $11 billion unsolicited offer for Life Storage, ramping up efforts to buy its smaller rival after an earlier bid was rejected. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 6 Feb. 2023 That suggests investors believe the unsolicited, all-share bid isn't necessarily dead. Ben Dummett, WSJ, 3 Apr. 2023 Instead of unsolicited advice or opinions, judgement or aggression, just try to offer a helping hand and be kind. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 14 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsolicited was in 1594

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“Unsolicited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsolicited. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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