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undesirable

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of undesirable

bad, harmful, or unpleasant
  • The drug has some undesirable side effects.
  • This decision may have undesirable consequences.

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The first known use of undesirable was in 1667

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“Undesirable.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/undesirable. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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