[uhn-di-zahyuh r-uh-buh l]
- not desirable or attractive; objectionable: undesirable qualities.
- a person or thing considered undesirable: a collection of malcontents and undesirables.
Origin of undesirable
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Examples from the Web for undesirable
Self-realized masters can get stern and even appear angry if a disciple openly manifests some undesirable character trait.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
Moreover, corporal punishment has the undesirable quality that the more you use it, the less effective it becomes.Why Adrian Peterson Changed My Mind on Spanking
September 17, 2014
However, eating certain types of carbs at certain times and in certain amounts can lead to some undesirable consequences.Carbs 101: The Truth About Carbohydrates
January 17, 2014
Queen Beatrix knocked the British Royals off the undesirable top spot for the first time in five years.Queen Beatrix: 'No Reason' to Cut Back
July 23, 2012
Racism, like any form of bigotry, is a crude simplification, reducing an entire race into a slim range of undesirable qualities.American Dreams: 1912, ‘The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man’
February 20, 2012
A damp cellar has always been considered to be undesirable, but just why nobody knows.
The roof of the spring-chamber may be of plank, but this is temporary and undesirable.
The search for homes carried them into the most undesirable sections.Negro Migration during the War
Emmett J. Scott
How to protect your emotional nature from undesirable vibrations.The Human Aura
I have defied her from the first and now I am rated as an undesirable boarder.Molly Brown's Orchard Home
- not desirable or pleasant; objectionable
- a person or thing that is considered undesirable
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Word Origin and History for undesirable
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