What is another word for unbidden?

Pronunciation: [ʌnbˈɪdən] (IPA)

Unbidden is a word that is often used to describe something that happens without being asked or requested. It is a term that describes the lack of an invitation or permission. There are many other words that can be used in place of unbidden to describe this concept. Some possible synonyms for unbidden include unwanted, uninvited, unsolicited, involuntary, spontaneous, and impromptu. Each of these words conveys a slightly different nuance or shade of meaning, and may be more or less appropriate depending on the context in which they are used. However, they all capture the same basic idea of something happening without being invited or asked for.

Synonyms for Unbidden:

What are the hypernyms for Unbidden?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for unbidden?

Unbidden means not invited or not requested. Its antonyms are invited, requested, solicited, welcomed, and expected. Invited refers to being specifically asked to attend or participate in something. Requested means to make a formal or polite request for something. Solicited means asking for something with a degree of urgency or persuasion. Welcomed means being received with warmth and hospitality. Expected means something that is anticipated or predicted to happen. Knowing the antonyms for the word 'unbidden' can be useful to accurately convey what is being said or written. The right word choice can add depth and dimension to any writing or conversation.

What are the antonyms for Unbidden?

Usage examples for Unbidden

There was not a line at fault, and, unbidden, a great wave of enthusiasm swept the man.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
In a church I have often vainly striven to pray; but amid a nature such as this, prayer comes unbidden.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot
And somehow, as all these memories of those he had left behind him came before him, tears rose all unbidden, and chased each other down his cheeks.
"Little Miss Joy"
Emma Marshall

Famous quotes with Unbidden

  • Just this morning, out of a large memory for songs, and having been obsessed by them since childhood, suddenly, at the age of 84, I thought of a song I hadn't thought of in over 50 years. It came into my head unbidden.
    Tom Glazer
  • To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.
    William Ellery Channing
  • She envied Camille. Camille was a tramp, Mildred thought. And things were so much easier for a tramp. There was no conscience, no sense of loss, nothing but a wonderful, relaxed, stretching-cat selfishness. She could go to bed with anyone she wanted to and never see him again and have no feeling of loss or insecurity about it. That was the way Mildred thought it was with Camille. She wished she could be that way, and she knew she couldn't. Couldn't because of her mother. And the unbidden thought entered her mind—if her mother were only dead Mildred's life would be so much simpler. She could have a secret little place to live somewhere. Almost fiercely, she brushed the thought away. "What a foul thing to think," she said to herself ceremoniously. But it was a dream she often had.
    John Steinbeck
  • God does have this self-serving habit of putting all blame for His own mistakes on other people, doesn't He? He picks someone arbitrarily, unbidden, right out of the blue so to speak, and levies upon them tasks of monumental difficulty for which we don't always measure up in every particular, then charges US for HIS error in selecting imperfectly. He tends to forget that we are no more infallible than He is.
    Joseph Heller
  • Love is a gracious host to his guests though to the unbidden his house is a mirage and a mockery.
    Khalil Gibran

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