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[uhn-wisht-fawr] /ʌnˈwɪʃtˌfɔr/
undesired; unwelcome:
an unwished-for occurrence.
Origin of unwished-for
First recorded in 1610-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I now asked the old woman in unwished-for Serbian for onions.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • "Rather, sir, an unwished-for intrusion," answered the other.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • No stray, unwished-for visitor ever got to the master to rob him of his rest when he was at home.

    The Mintage Elbert Hubbard
  • It would be the last before the arrival of the unwished-for visitors, and they wanted to make the most of it.

    Hunter's Marjory Margaret Bruce Clarke
  • Edgars unwished-for presence weighed upon the two like a nightmare.

    The Burning Secret Stefan Zweig
  • Then her sense of what was "fair" made her force her eyes toward her unwished-for companion.

    The Brass Bound Box Evelyn Raymond
  • They fed him on biscuits and incomprehensible words; they gave him water to drink mixed with unwished-for rum.

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