unsolicited

adjective
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 Agents cannot send unsolicited text messages and leave voicemail messages. Melissa Ramsey, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Seniors: Medicare open enrollment a prime time for fraud," 18 Oct. 2019 Potential borrowers receive unsolicited text messages and phone calls encouraging them to borrow at extraordinary rates. Victor Odundo Owuor, Quartz Africa, "Mobile-based lending is a double-edged sword in Kenya—helping but also spiking personal debt," 5 Oct. 2019 Whoever manages this team in 2020 might receive unsolicited advice on the daily lineups. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs Q&A: Who will be manager in 2020? How can Jason Heyward be traded?," 24 Sep. 2019 The colleagues nosing in to offer unsolicited opinions to the grill master could be neighbors at a backyard barbecue; the only thing missing is beer. Catherine Blinder, courant.com, "Firehouse dinner: Cooking, camaraderie and a shared meal at Hartford’s West End Station," 17 Sep. 2019 Facebook won’t let lonely hearts — or creeps — send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited photos. Barbara Ortutay, SFChronicle.com, "Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?," 6 Sep. 2019 Facebook won’t let lonely hearts — or creeps — send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited photos. Barbara Ortutay, SFChronicle.com, "Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?," 6 Sep. 2019 Facebook also won’t allow lonely hearts — or creeps — to send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited body-part photos. Washington Post, "Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?," 5 Sep. 2019 Facebook won’t let lonely hearts — or creeps — send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited photos. Barbara Ortutay, Los Angeles Times, "Going from like to love: Facebook online dating service launches in U.S.," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unsolicited

1594, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2019

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The first known use of unsolicited was in 1594

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unsolicited

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English Language Learners Definition of unsolicited

: not asked for : given or received without being requested

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