undesired

adjective
un·de·sired | \ ˌən-di-ˈzī(-ə)rd , -dē- \

Definition of undesired 

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

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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 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 The fight over the housing development has pushed the sisters into an undesired spotlight. Rick Rojas, New York Times, "Sisters’ Quiet Life of Prayer Disrupted by an Affordable Housing Fight," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of undesired

1599, in the meaning defined above

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