Definition of unsolicited in English:



  • Not asked for; given or done voluntarily:

    ‘unsolicited junk mail’
    • ‘He moved out of Vancouver after unsolicited direct marketing became difficult in Canada, and headed for London.’
    • ‘When a user of the software package receives an unsolicited e-mail, they simply report this to the central database.’
    • ‘How dare I not take her unsolicited advice on the use of a cooking oil!’
    • ‘But for this most brutal, straightforward and unsolicited intervention, he had no answer.’
    • ‘Most major publishers no longer accept unsolicited submissions, which are now sent almost entirely to agents.’
    • ‘I don't buy things at the door, or from an unsolicited phone call.’
    • ‘I don't want my photo taken by anyone, especially if it's unsolicited.’
    • ‘The Data Protection Act protects you against unsolicited mail and from your details being passed on to companies.’
    • ‘A U.S. Congress report estimates that half the e-mail on the Net is such unsolicited junk.’
    • ‘In truth, any technical measure against unsolicited mail comes at a cost.’
    • ‘Spam is unsolicited commercial email - the on-line equivalent of junk mail.’
    • ‘We have heard of incidents where people have suffered from quite aggressive behaviour from unsolicited tradesmen.’
    • ‘Is it in your nature to provide unsolicited commentary on all aspects of human existence?’
    • ‘This time a caller offers a service to block unsolicited telephone calls for just £9.50 per quarter.’
    • ‘And studios mostly don't steal ideas from unsolicited scripts that come in, because if you do that you do get sued.’
    • ‘It refuses to specify how many mailshots it sends out each year, but admits it issues unsolicited cheques to card customers.’
    • ‘Police in Clacton today warned elderly residents to beware of unsolicited letters which could have cost a woman her home.’
    • ‘It seems to be impossible to implement a law against spam - unsolicited bulk email - without making a hash of it.’
    • ‘There has also been significant media attention - which was unsolicited, we might add.’
    • ‘If the firm disputes that the items are unsolicited, businesses should ask them to provide proof of when an order was placed and by whom.’
    uninvited, unsought, unasked for, unrequested, undemanded, uncalled for, not required, unprompted, unbidden, unwelcome, gratuitous, volunteered, voluntary, spontaneous
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