unsought

adjective
un·​sought | \ˌən-ˈsȯt \

Definition of unsought 

: not searched for or sought out unsought compliments

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unsought

Synonyms

unasked, unbidden (also unbid), uninvited, unsolicited

Antonyms

requested, solicited

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Examples of unsought in a Sentence

the meddling neighbor insisted on giving us unsought advice

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The boy opened fire, shooting a 13-year-old classmate and a teacher — and putting Alexander in a small, unsought fraternity of innocent people who have survived two gun attacks. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "An Indiana educator survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas — and then a shooting at her school," 10 June 2018 Sometimes the oddest unsought advice can be found in your doctor’s waiting room self-help magazines. Orange County Register, "Choose your resolutions well," 4 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of unsought

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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