un·​wel·​come | \ˌən-ˈwel-kəm \

Definition of unwelcome 

: not wanted or welcome unwelcome news an unwelcome guest

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The appeal won’t change anything at AT&T while the district court’s ruling remains in effect, but comes as an unwelcome distraction for the company, where executives were eager to plunge into the high-profile world of show business. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "Justice Department Appeals Ruling Allowing AT&T-Time Warner Merger," 12 July 2018 The Young and Jordan developments are unwelcome news for Gordon, because an already shallow pool of potentially interested teams is becoming more shallow. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Magic Mailbag: Will Orlando re-sign Aaron Gordon?," 30 June 2018 But will Thomas embrace this unwelcome role change? Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "Isaiah Thomas has no choice but to be a sixth man after joining Nuggets on one-year deal," 13 July 2018 Water pooled on the BBVA Compass Roof Garden and found its way inside by seeping under a door atop an open stairwell that leads visitors to the roof, temporarily creating an unwelcome waterfall. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "When it rained, it poured Wednesday inside Houston’s new Glassell School," 5 July 2018 Ugenti-Rita said in the lawsuit that the unwelcome comments about her clothing and appearance began shortly after both took their seats in the Senate in January 2011. Dustin Gardiner, azcentral, "Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter sued for slander by accuser, Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita," 15 June 2018 Pine Island and Thwaites, two of West Antarctica’s largest glaciers, hold the unwelcome distinction of having the world’s highest annual levels of glacier loss. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade," 14 June 2018 Akin said Pence's appearance is an unwelcome distraction from two of Southern Baptists' main missions: making people of color feel at home in the denomination and spreading the Gospel. Daniel Burke, CNN, "Why some evangelicals don't want Vice President Pence to speak at their meeting," 13 June 2018 Alec Ross: Will release before primary, but considers the issue an unwelcome distraction. Michael Dresser, baltimoresun.com, "Democrats running for Maryland governor split on releasing tax returns," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of unwelcome

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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