un·​wel·​come | \ ˌən-ˈwel-kəm \

Definition of unwelcome

: not wanted or welcome unwelcome news an unwelcome guest

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Trump acknowledged feeling unwelcome in the city, and blamed that in part on Mayor Sadiq Khan, who gave protesters permission to fly the baby Trump balloon. Jill Colvin And Jonathan Lemire, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump praises May after throwing barbs, then meets the queen," 13 July 2018 New tariffs are also unwelcome in the agriculture industry. Courtney Becker, Philly.com, "In Pa. and N.J., brewing trade disputes with Canada and China could harm firms," 22 June 2018 Over the weekend however, Officer Eagle responded to Haynes Road for a report of an unwelcome guest. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "Eagle gives baby snake a break: Maryland police officer returns reptile found in home to the wild," 21 May 2018 The concern over Alkermes's hyperaggressive sales pitch has won the company some unwelcome attention. Bill Myers, Chicago Reader, "Officials hope much-hyped drug can slow state's opioid crisis, but is it worth the costs?," 16 May 2018 While authenticity helps essays, bad grammar in emails to admissions officers is unwelcome. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Survive College-Application Season With the Family in One Piece," 11 Dec. 2018 And two other liquidity metrics — cash from operations vs. total liabilities and cash from operations vs. average current liabilities — have unwelcome minus signs in front of them, reflecting actual and expected negative cash from operations. Liam Denning, latimes.com, "Tesla needs $3 billion, one analyst says. But what good would it really do?," 16 May 2018 But for scores of Republicans facing re-election in less conservative districts in November, Saccone's poor showing could be an unwelcome sign of a possible Democratic tidal wave. Editors, USA TODAY, "'Enough is enough': One month after Parkland shooting, students are walking out," 14 Mar. 2018 That all might seem to make Trump a painfully unwelcome guest this year. Heather Hurlburt, Daily Intelligencer, "How Will Davos Treat Trump?," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unwelcome

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unwelcome was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of unwelcome

: not wanted or welcome

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to deny responsibility for

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