Unprovoked

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Definition

(an) unprovoked (attack): (an) unfair (attack), (an attack) not caused by anything, (a) motiveless (attack)
adjective
Bruno's decision to fire our former accountant was completely unprovoked. He had never done anything wrong in the company so there was no reason to fire him.

Examples

  • "My behavior, both in meeting with your Sales Director and in my e-mail to you, was inappropriate and unprovoked."

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