undesired

adjective
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

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Understanding these distinctions may feel superfluous at first, but choosing the wrong option can lead to an undesired look (with a high price tag). Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Drapes or Curtains? Why Choosing the Right Window Treatment Matters," 27 Mar. 2019 Following an inadequate response or an undesired song, his anger gets the better of him. Steven Brykman, Ars Technica, "Douglas Adams was right: “Genuine people personalities” are coming to our gadgets," 22 Dec. 2018 Still, for those who see compulsory voting as the best way to fix turnout, low levels of enforcement seem to work just as well as high levels of enforcement, without the undesired effect of harming certain segments of the voting population. Chayenne Polimedio, Vox, "Is voting a civic right or a civic duty?," 6 Nov. 2018 The blight of undesired software and prompts is all around us. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Isn’t it time we declared our independence from bloatware?," 4 July 2018 The pilot program had failed—or, possibly, had simply garnered too much undesired attention from Western players who were hungry for Halo on PC. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Saying Goodbye to the Fan Game That Recreated a Decade-Old Classic," 11 May 2018 With the endless number of hands on me on a regular basis, my body became a site of constant undesired touch. Ericka Hart, Glamour, "Cancer May Have Changed My Breasts, But It Didn't Mess With My Sexy," 16 Apr. 2018 The two wrote software that used sensors to predict the movement, then used magnets to correct any unexpected or undesired movement. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "How a 22-year-old discovered the worst computer chip flaws in history," 22 Jan. 2018 The two wrote software that used sensors to predict the movement, then used magnets to correct any unexpected or undesired movement. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "How a 22-year-old discovered the worst computer chip flaws in history," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of undesired

1599, in the meaning defined above

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