unprovoked


unprovoked
index gratuitous (unwarranted), wanton

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • unprovoked — (adj.) 1580s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of PROVOKE (Cf. provoke) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unprovoked — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an attack, crime, etc.) not directly provoked …   English terms dictionary

  • unprovoked — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unprovoked — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ completely, totally ▪ a totally unprovoked attack ▪ apparently (BrE), seemingly …   Collocations dictionary

  • unprovoked — un|pro|voked [ˌʌnprəˈvəukt US ˈvoukt] adj unprovoked anger, attacks etc are directed at someone who has not done anything to deserve them ▪ It was a totally unprovoked attack on an innocent man …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unprovoked — un|pro|voked [ ,ʌnprə voukt ] adjective an unprovoked attack is made on someone who has done nothing wrong: an act of unprovoked aggression …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unprovoked — adjective unprovoked anger, attacks etc are directed at someone who has not done anything to deserve them: The assault was completely unprovoked …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unprovoked — UK [ˌʌnprəˈvəʊkt] / US [ˌʌnprəˈvoʊkt] adjective an unprovoked attack is made on someone who has done nothing wrong an act of unprovoked aggression …   English dictionary

  • unprovoked — [[t]ʌ̱nprəvo͟ʊkt[/t]] ADJ If someone makes an unprovoked attack, they attack someone who has not tried to harm them in any way …   English dictionary

  • unprovoked — [ˌʌnprəˈvəʊkt] adj an unprovoked attack is made on someone who has done nothing to deserve it …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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