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1undesirable

adjective un·de·sir·able \-ˈzī-rə-bəl\

: bad, harmful, or unpleasant : not worth having or getting : not desirable

Full Definition of UNDESIRABLE

:  not desirable :  unwanted <undesirable side effects>
un·de·sir·abil·i·ty \-ˌzī-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
un·de·sir·able·ness \-ˈzī-rə-bəl-nəs\ noun
un·de·sir·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of UNDESIRABLE

  1. The drug has some undesirable side effects.
  2. This may have undesirable consequences.
  3. Frankly, it's an undesirable and unpleasant job.

First Known Use of UNDESIRABLE

1667

2undesirable

noun

Definition of UNDESIRABLE

:  one that is undesirable

First Known Use of UNDESIRABLE

1883
UNDESIRABLENESS Defined for Kids

undesirable

adjective un·de·sir·able \ˌən-di-ˈzī-rə-bəl\

Definition of UNDESIRABLE for Kids

:  having qualities that are not pleasing or wanted <an undesirable effect>

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