unbiddenly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From unbidden +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

unbiddenly (comparative more unbiddenly, superlative most unbiddenly)

  1. Without having been asked or invited.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 10
      He seemed to take to me quite as naturally and unbiddenly as I to him; and when our smoke was over, he pressed his forehead against mine, clasped me round the waist, and said that henceforth we were married [...].