Recent Examples of unwelcome from the Web
The Kremlin is avoiding any official commemoration of the anniversary, tip-toeing around the event that remains polarizing for many and could draw unwelcome parallels to the present.
Everyone agrees that inappropriate behavior, such as unwelcome touching, is off-limits and should be punished.
This, as the Trump administration and its nominal Republican allies in Congress are passing billions in aid for the island, and as Mr. Trump himself broaches the unwelcome (by Wall Street) topic of voiding Puerto Rico’s debt.
And as with many unwelcome pests or predators, outright avoidance is typically a good strategy.
And like Virginia Woolf and other plays that deal with bickering couples stuck in an increasingly claustrophobic house, the first act of mother! deals with the politics of manners and how to deal with unwelcome house guests.
The behavior that falls somewhere along the continuum from avuncular to creepy, but is nonetheless unwelcome.
Redundant but not unwelcome, fifth singles were created in the 1980s by record company marketers.
The Aftermath The bizarre attack plunged Oefelein and Shipman’s new relationship into an unwelcome national spotlight.
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First Known Use of unwelcome
Synonymsbad, bitter, disagreeable, displeasing, distasteful, harsh, icky, nasty, rotten, sour, uncongenial, unlovely, unpalatable, unpleasing, unsavory, unpleasant, wicked, yucky (also yukky)
Antonymsagreeable, congenial, good, grateful, gratifying, nice, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome
Related Wordsabhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, beastly, bilious, disgusting, dreadful, foul, ghastly, gnarly [slang], god-awful, gross, hateful, hellish, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, invidious, loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, revulsive, scandalous, seamy, shocking, sick, sickening, ugly, unholy, vile, villainous; aggravating, annoying, galling, irritating, vexing; crappy [slang], cruddy, crummy (also crumby), lousy, miserable, sucky [slang], wretched
Near Antonymsdelectable, delicious, delightful, dreamy, felicitous; amiable, charming, cheery, friendly, jolly, kindly, sweet
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