Definition of uninvited in English:

uninvited

Syllabification: un·in·vit·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌəninˈvītid
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of a person) attending somewhere or doing something without having been asked: their privacy was disrupted by a series of uninvited guests
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    • An unexpected and uninvited guest arrives at her door bringing with him dark secrets from the past.
    • The only course open to us is to organise orientation courses vigorously, so that people can guard themselves against this uninvited guest.
    • I had wanted to show him how my people cared even for an uninvited guest.
    Synonyms
    unasked, unexpected; unwelcome, unwanted
  • 1.1(Of a thought or act) involuntary, unwelcome, or unwarranted: strange uninvited thoughts crossed her mind
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    • The problem arises, when there is interference of family members and uninvited opinion as to how one should live or react in situations.
    • When those dark and provocative thoughts enter your mind uninvited, don't concentrate and obsess over them.
    • It acts as a sort of safeguard against ogling and uninvited attention.
    Synonyms

Derivatives

uninvitedly

adverb
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  • Weed is a more general word, and normally refers to those annoying plants that grow uninvitedly in the garden.
  • They had come ‘spontaneously and uninvitedly from the Government of India itself’.
  • You want to avoid the questions, the long stares or the patronizing comments people uninvitedly seemed to offer.

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