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English definition of “unprovoked”

unprovoked

adjective     /ˌʌn.prəˈvəʊkt/ US  /-ˈvoʊkt/
describes an unpleasant action or remark when it has not been caused by anything and is therefore unfair: an unprovoked attack on her characterUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
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