unwanted

adjective
un·​want·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈwän-təd How to pronounce unwanted (audio) \

Definition of unwanted

: not wanted or needed attracting unwanted attention giving away some unwanted possessions

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First Known Use of unwanted

1697, in the meaning defined above

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unwanted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unwanted

: not wanted or needed

unwanted

adjective
un·​want·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈwȯn-təd, -ˈwän-\

Kids Definition of unwanted

: not desired or needed

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