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undesirable

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

Definition of undesirable

  1. :  not desirable :  unwanted undesirable side effects

undesirability

play \ˌən-di-ˌzī-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

undesirableness

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undesirably

play \ˌən-di-ˈzī-rə-blē\ adverb

Examples of undesirable in a sentence

  1. The drug has some undesirable side effects.

  2. This may have undesirable consequences.

  3. Frankly, it's an undesirable and unpleasant job.

1667

First Known Use of undesirable

1667


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undesirable

noun un·de·sir·able

Definition of undesirable

  1. :  one that is undesirable

1883

First Known Use of undesirable

1883


UNDESIRABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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undesirable

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

Definition of undesirable for English Language Learners

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


UNDESIRABLE Defined for Kids

undesirable

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

Definition of undesirable for Students

  1. :  having qualities that are not pleasing or wanted an undesirable effect



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