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Not asked for; given or done voluntarily:‘unsolicited junk mail’
uninvited, unsought, unasked for, unrequested, undemanded, uncalled for, not required, unprompted, unbidden, unwelcome, gratuitous, volunteered, voluntary, spontaneousView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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