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

Definition of unwelcome

: not wanted or welcome unwelcome news an unwelcome guest

Examples of unwelcome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crisis is not just unwelcome news to the 30,600 residents of the British Virgin Islands, but also to the hundreds of thousands of companies—including subsidiaries of major global companies—registered in the British territory. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 6 May 2022 The Kremlin is also preoccupied with a high-stakes game of brinkmanship over Ukraine, and events in Kazakhstan are potentially an unwelcome distraction. Tim Lister, CNN, 6 Jan. 2022 While the Europa Conference League has provided a rare opportunity for the continent’s smaller clubs, it has been seen as an unwelcome distraction for those aiming to be among Europe’s biggest. Robert Kidd, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 Interacting with either the dog or the person can be an unwelcome distraction to their day-to-day life. April Saylor, PEOPLE.com, 23 Sep. 2021 The two-year project was billed as a way to relieve stress on soils that have compressed beneath the building, contributing to its unwelcome and unanticipated sinking. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Aug. 2021 But Renate Nyborg knows that’s not the case for many women, who have been inundated with unwelcome and graphic messages. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 18 May 2022 Motorists are facing a new — and unwelcome — milestone: The price of gasoline is now at least $4 per gallon in every U.S. state, a first for the nation, according to AAA. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 17 May 2022 Even when hired, some may leave or consider leaving tech jobs due to concerns about feeling unwelcome or uncomfortable at a higher rate than their white counterparts. Antoinette Hamilton, Forbes, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unwelcome

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2022

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“Unwelcome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwelcome. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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