Un-bidden

unbidden

[uhn-bid-n]
adjective
1.
not ordered or commanded; spontaneous.
2.
not asked or summoned; uninvited.
Also, unbid.


Origin:
before 1050; Middle English unbiden, Old English unbēden. See un-1, bidden

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unbidden (ʌnˈbɪdən)
 
adj
1.  not ordered or commanded; voluntary or spontaneous
2.  not invited or asked

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unbidden
O.E. unbedene, "not asked or invited," from un- (1) "not" + pp. of bid. Cf. M.Du. ongebeden, Ger. ungebeten, O.N. ubeðinn.
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