Meaning of unasked in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈɑːskt/

Translate unasked into Spanish


  • 1(of a question) not asked.

    ‘an unasked question’
    • ‘Otherwise, this staging, full of padding and smart-aleck references, diffuses Wagner's musical power: it is an elemental drama gelded by unasked questions and a lack of ambition.’
    • ‘The babies kept putting up their hands to answer unasked questions and when I'd call on one of them to answer they would yell out a random word or word related to something I'd said 10 minutes ago.’
    • ‘Then there were the unasked questions about the Conservative priorities for tax cuts.’
    • ‘Who wasn't longing for the unasked question; ‘How 'bout I walk across the room and wipe that smirk of your face?’’
    • ‘‘Honestly, I'm not entirely sure what happened there,’ I answered his unasked question.’
    • ‘Oddly, the quotation answers an unasked question and makes a random plug for ‘green’ computing.’
    • ‘Added to this sense of despair was the unasked question about how long women must keep demanding justice and fair play.’
    • ‘I didn't respond to his unasked question, carrying everything carefully into the house and down the stairs into my new room.’
    • ‘The debaters ought to address first the unasked question of within what theoretical inquiry the issue is even relevant.’
    • ‘‘I'm fine,’ he said, answering the unasked question.’
    • ‘‘I'm seventeen,’ she answered to his unasked question.’
    • ‘You were about to ask her if she was ok when she answered the unasked question… ‘Right now.’’
    • ‘‘Killer instinct,’ he replied to her unasked question.’
    • ‘He continued, looking at his employer and answering Axler's unasked question.’
    • ‘The question is unasked by Randy Moore and leads me to my second point.’
    • ‘The face I'm staring into, the face that stares back with a thousand unasked questions, is my own.’
    • ‘Dana looks over, sees my look of confusion, and answers my unasked question.’
    • ‘Immediately Ryaven knew what the conversation was about and answered the unasked question.’
    • ‘He laid his ears back, but he understood the rest of the unasked question.’
    • ‘Bloated with unasked questions, the waiting press barely kept their restraint.’
    unwanted, uninvited, unbidden, unasked, unrequested, unsolicited
  • 2often unasked forNot sought or requested.

    ‘unasked-for advice’
    • ‘the memories he had poured unasked into her head’
    • ‘But passion is born and though undesirable, unasked for, unnecessary like cancer, it takes root.’
    • ‘There are miracles that happen every day, asked for and unasked for, deserved and undeserved.’
    gratuitous, unnecessary, needless, unneeded, inessential