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Definition of unwelcome

: not wanted or welcome unwelcome news an unwelcome guest

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Recent Examples on the Web Then an unwelcome visitor from her past ignites the fuse in a violent ending. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Baghdad in My Shadow': Film Review," 3 Feb. 2020 But Valantine says every person hired must have a track record of working to change a culture that too often makes scientists from underrepresented groups feel unwelcome on campus and isolated in the laboratory. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "NIH’s new cluster hiring program aims to help schools attract diverse faculty," 30 Jan. 2020 Humar figured the Uighur men must have felt unwelcome, forced to work long hours with nowhere to go in their off time. New York Times, "Her Uighur Parents Were Model Chinese Citizens. It Didn’t Matter.," 29 Jan. 2020 That’s the premise of both Christmas Vacation and The Man Who Came to Dinner, two films that inundate unsuspecting Midwestern families, the Griswolds and the Stanleys, with unwelcome visitors for the holiday season. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "13 classic holiday films to watch with their modern Christmas counterparts," 6 Dec. 2019 When the Portland Timbers joined Major League Soccer and became primary tenants of what is now Providence Park, PSU increasingly felt unwelcome. oregonlive, "What to do about Portland State football? Cutting the program isn’t as simple as it sounds: Issues & Answers," 12 Jan. 2020 Last year, Lincolnwood Elementary School Principal Max Weinberg wrote in an October 2018 letter that portions of the student body, specifically black students, were made to feel unwelcome. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Letters containing racist slurs sent to three Evanston-Skokie District 65 schools," 12 Nov. 2019 Staunch conservatism, born from our mega churches, makes those who identify as L.G.B.T.Q. feel unwelcome. Kristen Arnett, New York Times, "Florida Women Are No Joke. I Should Know.," 11 Oct. 2019 But Facebook’s privacy and data breaches are also drawing unwelcome links. Joe Lightbloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Cryptocurrency lobby fights to contain backlash from Facebook’s Libra," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unwelcome

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unwelcome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwelcome. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unwelcome

: not wanted or welcome

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