unbidden

  • 1 unbidden — index lawless, spontaneous, unsolicited, voluntary, willing (uncompelled) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 unbidden — O.E. unbedene, not asked or invited, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + BIDDEN (Cf. bidden). Cf. M.Du. ongebeden, Ger. ungebeten, O.N. ubeðinn …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 unbidden — ► ADJECTIVE 1) without having been invited. 2) arising without conscious effort …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 unbidden — [unbid′ n] adj. [ME unbiden: see UN & BID1] 1. not commanded 2. not invited; unasked, undesired, etc.: Also unbid …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 unbidden — [[t]ʌ̱nbɪ̱d(ə)n[/t]] ADJ: ADJ after v, v link ADJ, ADJ n If something happens unbidden, it happens without you expecting or wanting it to happen. [LITERARY] The name came unbidden to Cook s mind Ashley Stoker... Unbidden, his thoughts turned to… …

    English dictionary

  • 6 Unbidden — Unbid Un*bid , Unbidden Un*bid den, a. 1. Not bidden; not commanded. [1913 Webster] Thorns also and thistles it shall bring thee forth Unbid; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Uninvited; as, unbidden guests. Shak …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 unbidden — also unbid adjective Etymology: Middle English unbiden, unbeden, from Old English unbeden, from un + beden, past participle of biddan to entreat more at bid Date: before 12th century not bidden ; unasked, uninvited < barged in unbidden > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 unbidden — adj. not commanded or invited (arrived unbidden) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 unbidden — /un bid n/, adj. 1. not ordered or commanded; spontaneous. 2. not asked or summoned; uninvited. Also, unbid. [bef. 1050; ME unbiden, OE unbeden. See UN 1, BIDDEN] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 unbidden — adjective not invited, requested or asked for …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 unbidden — Synonyms and related words: arbitrary, autonomous, discretional, discretionary, elective, free, free will, gratuitous, independent, nonmandatory, offered, optional, proffered, self acting, self active, self determined, self determining,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 unbidden — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. uninvited, unasked, unrequested, unprompted, spontaneous. ANT.: urged, coerced, prompted …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 unbidden — un|bid|den [ʌnˈbıdn] adj, adv literary without being asked for, expected, or invited …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 unbidden — un|bid|den [ ʌn bıdn ] adverb LITERARY unexpectedly or without being asked …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 unbidden — adj. not bidden, spontaneous, not summoned …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 unbidden — adjective 1》 without having been invited. 2》 arising without conscious effort …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 unbidden — a. 1. Unordered, uncommanded. 2. Spontaneous. 3. Uninvited, unasked, unsolicited, unsought …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 unbidden — adverb literary without being asked for, expected, or invited …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 unbidden — adj 1. spontaneous, unrestrained, free, unprompted, voluntary, willing; unconstrained, unforced, uncompelled, unordered, uncommanded; optional, discretionary. 2. unasked, uninvited, unwanted, unwelcome; unre quested, unsolicited, unsought after,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 unbidden — un·bid·den …

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