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undesirable

adjective un·de·sir·able \ ˌən-di-ˈzī-rə-bəl \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of undesirable

: not desirable : unwanted
  • undesirable side effects

undesirability

play \ˌən-di-ˌzī-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

undesirableness

play \ˌən-di-ˈzī-rə-bəl-nəs\ noun

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.

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First Known Use of undesirable

1667


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undesirable

noun

Definition of undesirable

: one that is undesirable

Recent Examples of undesirable from the Web

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First Known Use of undesirable

1883


UNDESIRABLE Defined for English Language Learners

undesirable

adjective

Definition of undesirable for English Language Learners

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


UNDESIRABLE Defined for Kids

undesirable

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

Definition of undesirable for Students

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


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