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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undesired, unsoughtadjective

    not desired

    "an undesired result"


  1. unsoughtadjective

    Not sought.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unsoughtadjective

    Mad man, that does seek
    Occasion of wrath, and cause of strife;
    She comes unsought; and shunned, follows eke. Fairy Queen.

    Her virtue, and the conscience of her worth,
    That would be woo’d, and not unsought be won. John Milton.

    They new hope resume,
    To find whom at the first they found unsought. John Milton.

    The sea o’er-fraught would swell, and th’ unsought diamonds
    Would so emblaze the forehead of the deep. John Milton.

    Slumber, which forgot
    When call’d before to come, now came unsought. John Milton.

    If some foreign and unsought ideas offer themselves, reject them, and keep them from taking off our minds from its present pursuit. John Locke.

    Thou that art ne’er from velvet slipper free,
    Whence comes this unsought honour unto me? Elijah Fenton.

    Hopeless to find, yet loth to leave unsought,
    Or that, or any place that harbours men. William Shakespeare.


  1. unsought

    Unsought refers to something that is not asked for, searched for, or desired. It could refer to goods or services in the economic context, describing products that consumers do not typically consider or plan to buy unless circumstances prompt them or a seller persuades them.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unsought

    un-sawt′, adj. not sought or solicited.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsought in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsought in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of unsought in a Sentence

  1. Sophocles:

    Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.

  2. Hindu Poetess:

    The thing we want eludes our grasp, Some other thing is given; sometimes Our wish is gained, and gifts unsought Are ours; these all are God?s own work.

  3. Robert Chapman:

    A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.

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    having or resembling a stinger or barb
    A adscripted
    B aculeate
    C defiant
    D arbitrary

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