from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not provoked or prompted: an unprovoked attack.
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- adj. Happening without provocation or motivation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not provoked; not incited.
- Not proceeding from provocation or just cause: as, an unprovoked attack.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. occurring without motivation or provocation
Not the best comment but an off the cuff retort to someone insulting him is rather different to someone using the term unprovoked against someone else.
The U.S. embassy in Sana'a condemned what it called the "unprovoked and unjustified attack on youth protesters."
ROTH: Mrs. Clinton also criticized Chairman Arafat for the upsurge in violence and what she called unprovoked violence in the Middle East.
Western Ave. Both said they sustained concussions and facial injuries in what they called an unprovoked attack in February 2010.
In an email released by Mend, the group said it had launched an "oil war" on the government in response to what it described as unprovoked aerial attacks on its bases in the Niger Delta.
Most interesting to me however, was his defense that he may not "agree with a particular tactic a group uses", just as he calls unprovoked rocket attacks self-defense.
Pakistan's army reacted angrily, calling the "unprovoked" raid on two Pakistani border posts an "irresponsible act."
Six of Prince's mercenaries were charged with killing 17 Iraqi civilians in what the Justice Department described as unprovoked and unjustified manslaughter.
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"The Commission condemns unequivocally and in no uncertain terms the unprovoked attacks on AMISOM, which had earlier led to the deaths of some peacekeepers and is now worsening the already fragile security situation," in Somalia, it said.