[ UK /ʌnpɹˈɒmptɪd/ ]
  1. proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
    an impulsive gesture of affection
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How To Use unprompted In A Sentence

  • For instance, I learned that my husband is capable of astonishing unprompted feats of tidiness when the house in question contains a motor.
  • After I popped in to order a takeaway, the waiter asks if I would like to sit in the restaurant, rather than the hot, stuffy suntrap waiting area, before, unprompted, bringing over a glass of water and bowl of prawn crackers. South London's top 10 budget eats
  • In fairness to the sluglike one, he offered an unprompted apology for his bit of weirdness two weeks ago, referring to the incident as ‘an unfortunate blip’.
  • The aim was twofold: first, to discover whether informants really did understand storytelling primarily in rationalised terms; and second, if they did, to obtain unprompted testimony as to the content of these rationalisations.
  • ‘It's Jim Baxter country,’ he says, which is very helpful of him, and more than many an older professional would offer, but it is the kind of unprompted comment that sets off alarm bells in the minds of media-savvy managers.
  • The eye twitched again, this time unprompted. Times, Sunday Times
  • What I didn't expect was Isaac's unprompted reaction, which in itself says a lot.
  • In truth, most of us resent giving to charity unprompted. Times, Sunday Times
  • Simon Durham of Poster Plan said the research showed that Generation Y2K had high levels of unprompted advertising recall and, unlike their parents or older siblings, the word recession didn't even feature in their vocabulary.
  • His unprompted use of the precise number bears witness to a weary familiarity with it.
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