given or supplied without being requested or asked for: unsolicited advice.

un-1 + solicited

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unsolicited (ˌʌnsəˈlɪsɪtɪd)
not requested or invited: unsolicited advice

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Word Origin & History

1588, from un- (1) "not" + pp. of solicit.
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Example sentences
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.
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