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undesirable

[uhn-di-zahyuh r-uh-buh l] /ˌʌn dɪˈzaɪər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not desirable or attractive; objectionable:
undesirable qualities.
noun
2.
a person or thing considered undesirable:
a collection of malcontents and undesirables.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; un-1 + desirable
Related forms
undesirability, undesirableness, noun
undesirably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for undesirable's

undesirable

/ˌʌndɪˈzaɪərəbəl/
adjective
1.
not desirable or pleasant; objectionable
noun
2.
a person or thing that is considered undesirable
Derived Forms
undesirability, undesirableness, noun
undesirably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for undesirable's

undesirable

adj.

1660s, "not to be desired, objectionable," from un- (1) "not" + desirable. The noun meaning "undesirable person or thing" is first attested 1883. Undesired "not asked or invited" is recorded from late 15c.

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