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[uhn-suh-lis-i-tid] /ʌn səˈlɪs ɪ tɪd/
given or supplied without being requested or asked for:
unsolicited advice.
Origin of unsolicited Unabridged
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Examples from the web for unsolicited
  • The magazine cannot return or respond to unsolicited manuscripts.
  • unsolicited emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • Unfortunately, our magazine and website editors do not accept any unsolicited photographs for publication.
  • The bill's authors want to label this approach as unsolicited.
  • All unsolicited contributions are sent on speculation.
  • In one way the current wave has already turned nasty: there has been a proliferation of unsolicited bids.
  • At no point does the chairman appear in the video, or appear to do anything except be polite about receiving an unsolicited gift.
  • There needs to be some point of defining what unsolicited commercial e-mail is.
  • He was also forced to promise never again to send unsolicited or misleading e-mail messages.
  • They are leery of unsolicited e-mail attachments, and careful about the web sites they visit.
British Dictionary definitions for unsolicited


not requested or invited: unsolicited advice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unsolicited

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of solicit.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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