un·​want·​ed ˌən-ˈwän-təd How to pronounce unwanted (audio)
: not wanted or needed
attracting unwanted attention
giving away some unwanted possessions

Examples of unwanted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Decades after his son’s death and a divorce results from an incident involving a rabid Saint Bernard, Vic Trenton is retired and living at a friend’s mansion in the Florida Keys when a meeting with a neighbor leads to unwanted visits from youthful specters. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 21 May 2024 After all, the plot’s central concern with women’s limited options for dealing with unwanted pregnancies remains an evergreen subject. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for unwanted 

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Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unwanted was in 1697

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“Unwanted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwanted. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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