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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Examples of unwelcome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This fact is often an unwelcome, and expensive, surprise for new gig workers. cleveland, "3 things to know if you’re new to gig work," 13 Feb. 2021 The company, which launched in 2013 and operates in more than 4,000 cities across the U.S., as well as 80 cities and towns in Canada, and a growing number in Australia, has had its share of unwelcome attention. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "DoorDash delivery workers left out as Wall Street makes founders billionaires," 11 Dec. 2020 Soon a few neighbors and friends had joined in, and the 5:30 a.m. workouts were drawing some unwelcome attention. Sarah Feldberg, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco CrossFit is closing. Here’s what Bay Area fitness culture is losing," 14 Nov. 2020 The unwelcome attention to the three companies piles onto the anxieties in the tech industry, which also faces scrutiny from the Justice Department, federal regulators, Congress and state attorneys general around the country. Marcy Gordon, chicagotribune.com, "Twitter, Facebook, Google leaders to face grilling from GOP senators making unfounded allegations of bias," 28 Oct. 2020 The unwelcome attention to the three companies piles onto the anxieties in the tech industry, which also faces scrutiny from the Justice Department, federal regulators, Congress and state attorneys general around the country. Marcy Gordon, Star Tribune, "Social media CEOs to face grilling from Republican senators," 27 Oct. 2020 But as one of the only trans characters in AAA games, his presence, for trans audiences especially, is complex; not necessarily unwelcome, but a reminder of just how messy and contested our place in mainstream fiction really is. Washington Post, "Our favorite articles from Launcher’s first year," 15 Oct. 2020 In doing so, the movement ensured that its proponents would attract the unwelcome attention of the FBI and other government agencies. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "158 Resources to Understand Racism in America," 4 June 2020 Over all, the findings are probably unwelcome news for millions of people who would like to return to normal life, from a guilt-free night out at a restaurant to chatting about football scores at school dropoff, as soon as possible. Matthew Conlen, New York Times, "Why Vaccines Alone Will Not End the Pandemic," 24 Jan. 2021

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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 8 Mar. 2021.

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unwelcome

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unwelcome

: not wanted or welcome

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