un·​de·​sired | \ ˌən-di-ˈzī(-ə)rd How to pronounce undesired (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of undesired

: not wanted or desired : unwanted an undesired result/effect undesired behavior an undesired visitor

Examples of undesired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In traditional floating gates, insulators separate individual cells, which results in undesired capacitance between cells. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Micron announces new 3D NAND process—denser, faster, less expensive," 11 Nov. 2020 One potential danger, Mr. Manuel says, is that a hacker could begin feeding erroneous data to an AI that then creates undesired outcomes. Mike Cherney, WSJ, "Can Businesses Keep Up With New Cyber Threats?," 6 Oct. 2020 Ignoring persistent food costs can have an undesired effect on policy rate setting in India, where calls are growing to revise the central bank’s inflation-targeting framework, according to a new study. Anirban Nag, Bloomberg.com, "Stubborn Food Costs Too Hard to Ignore for India Policy Makers," 24 Sep. 2020 Last week, the city broke yet another undesired record when Fridayended as the 50th day of 110 degrees or higher, obliterating the previous 33-day record set in 2011. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, "How the hot, dry Phoenix summer set off an invasion of crickets and other pests," 5 Sep. 2020 For a team with Super Bowl aspirations, the past few days begot undesired attention and a distraction from its ultimate goals. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens’ DeShon Elliott was tapped to replace an accomplished safety last year. Can he break out in 2020?," 24 Aug. 2020 Instead, to manage the costs of unconstrained nuclear competition—and to reduce the risks of an undesired nuclear war—the two parties saw fit to discuss mutual limitations and sign multiple treaties. Ankit Panda, The New Republic, "The U.S. Can’t “Win” an Arms Race With Russia and China," 27 May 2020 Facts, however, are not always persuasive when the undesired outcome feels so catastrophic. USA Today, "We tell suicidal people to go to therapy. So why are therapists rarely trained in suicide?," 27 Feb. 2020 Conservatives in Oregon are not the first to think of adjusting borders to escape the reach of an undesired party. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "'Greater Idaho': Rural Oregon residents petition to join neighboring state to escape liberal government," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of undesired

1599, in the meaning defined above

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“Undesired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undesired. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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