unsolicited

adjective

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

Examples of unsolicited in a Sentence

the family received enough unsolicited donations to get back on their feet
Recent Examples on the Web Consumers are warned to take extra care with any unsolicited job offer messages, including work-from-home opportunities. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 2 July 2024 Being an active listener means maintaining eye contact, focusing your mind solely on the person in front of you (never on your phone), and refraining from offering any unsolicited advice. Josh Smith, Vogue, 28 June 2024 Pragmatic and at times, a little pernicious, Turner delivered such unsolicited, but needed advice that reporters, like photographers, should never walk with their hands in their pockets to avoid the risk of broken arms and hands. Rosemary Feitelberg, WWD, 26 June 2024 There’s the cold calling and unsolicited postcards. Kevin Hardy, Kansas City Star, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for unsolicited 

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

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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 16 Jul. 2024.

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