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

Examples of unwanted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The favicons provide context about what tabs are open and what tabs are easy to close, and the growing line of tabs encourages you to actually close unwanted tabs. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Chrome for Android finally gets a bottom tab bar in new experiment," 29 June 2020 Alabama capped a week of record-breaking coronavirus numbers with another unwanted milestone today. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, "Alabama adds 888 new coronavirus cases Saturday, breaks record for 7-day average," 27 June 2020 One clean sweep of everyone's stuff will prevent this constant appearance of unwanted items. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Heirlooms or trash? Couple doesn’t want parent’s castoffs," 25 June 2020 One clean sweep of everyone's stuff will prevent this constant appearance of unwanted items. cleveland, "Dear Annie: Our relatives keep unloading their unwanted stuff on us," 24 June 2020 However, Decluttr is here to help by providing an easy to way to recycle your unwanted tech. Michael Park, CNN Underscored, "Take on tech’s trash problem with Decluttr," 24 June 2020 Yours is an experience shared by many, if not most, as the pandemic has upended routines and left a spate of unwanted gym memberships, boarding passes, and concert tickets in its wake. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "How the struggle to get a flight refund helped grow this buzzy “robot lawyer”," 23 June 2020 Ships filled with unwanted oil float off the coast, and our PPE might as well have been on the bottom of the sea. Paul Ford, Wired, "The Infinite Loop of Supply Chains," 23 June 2020 To get rid of unwanted items, start with your inner circle. Christie Galeano-demott, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Get Organized for Good," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of unwanted

1697, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unwanted was in 1697

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2 Jul 2020

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“Unwanted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwanted. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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unwanted

adjective
How to pronounce unwanted (audio)

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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