unwelcome

adjective
un·​wel·​come | \ ˌən-ˈwel-kəm How to pronounce unwelcome (audio) \

Definition of unwelcome

: not wanted or welcome unwelcome news an unwelcome guest

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My heart is broken—for the victims and their families, for New Zealand, and for any minority, culture, or group who has ever been made to feel unwelcome in my homeland or elsewhere. Georgia Fowler, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Fight Islamophobia," 23 Mar. 2019 Demonstrations of his physical prowess, famed in the open air, were unwelcome in refined drawing rooms . . David S. Reynolds, WSJ, "‘Becoming Lincoln’ Review: The Center That Held," 15 Feb. 2019 Khalilzad's appointment was also unwelcome news in Pakistan because of his outspoken attacks on its military and powerful ISI intelligence agency, even suggesting Washington should declare Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism. Fox News, "US Defense secretary makes surprise visit to war-weary Kabul," 7 Sep. 2018 That would be unwelcome news for ink suppliers, small manufacturers, and retailers that advertise with inserts and flyers. Steve Forbes, WSJ, "Trump’s Newsprint Tariff Is a Tax on America’s Free Press," 28 June 2018 The iconic 26-story Los Angeles City Hall building has had its share of unwelcome visitors over the past 90 years. Ian Lovett, WSJ, "Politics Is a Dirty Business—Starting with the Rats at Los Angeles City Hall," 10 Feb. 2019 Buzz60 The unofficial kickoff to summer could have an unwelcome visitor this weekend. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Tropical storm could drench Gulf Coast over Memorial Day weekend," 23 May 2018 Many systems of measurement conclude at 12, so the presence of 13 is both unexpected and unwelcome. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Why Do People Think the Number 13 Is Unlucky? Let's Talk About Triskaidekaphobia," 29 Aug. 2018 Reynolds is Mormon, and told The Associated Press last month the festival is a passion project born from watching friends struggle with their sexuality and feeling unwelcome in the faith. Lindsay Whitehurst, Fox News, "Apple CEO, Imagine Dragons headed to festival for LGBT youth," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of unwelcome

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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unwelcome

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unwelcome

: not wanted or welcome

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