Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not invited, asked, or requested; unasked.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not bidden; not commanded; hence, spontaneous.
  • Uninvited; not requested to attend.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not invited, requested or asked for

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Keats who seems to emerge unbidden from the shadows, as if the act of gazing into the darkness brought him to the surface.

    Darkness Audible: Negative Capability and Mark Doty’s 'Nocturne in Black and Gold'

  • A waiter, again unbidden, brought the chessboard and the current issue of the Times, with the page turned down at the chess problem.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • The word came unbidden and in a voice that was his and not his.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • The word came unbidden and in a voice that was his and not his.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • Spock found that he took some satisfaction in every privacy the outfit afforded, and every inch which would remain—the phrase came unbidden—for his eyes only.

    TRIANGLE

  • Spock found that he took some satisfaction in every privacy the outfit afforded, and every inch which would remain—the phrase came unbidden—for his eyes only.

    TRIANGLE

  • The word came unbidden and in a voice that was his and not his.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • Spock found that he took some satisfaction in every privacy the outfit afforded, and every inch which would remain—the phrase came unbidden—for his eyes only.

    TRIANGLE

  • It regarded her arrogantly, and gave its odd name unbidden, and commanded her to come; these were not things Myrddraal did with the Chosen.

    A Crown of Swords

  • A name came unbidden from Rhonin’s early studies … Agamaggan … a demigod of primal fury …

    THE SUNDERING

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