unwanted

[ uhn-won-tid, ‐wawn‐ ]
/ ʌnˈwɒn tɪd, ‐ˈwɔn‐ /

adjective

not desired or needed; not wanted: My absence generated some unwanted attention.

Nearby words

  1. unviable,
  2. unvocal,
  3. unvoice,
  4. unvoiced,
  5. unwaged,
  6. unwarped,
  7. unwarrantable,
  8. unwarranted,
  9. unwary,
  10. unwashed

Origin of unwanted

First recorded in 1695–1700; un-1 + want + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for unwanted

unwanted

/ (ʌnˈwɒntɪd) /

adjective

not wanted or desiredan unwanted pregnancy
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Word Origin and History for unwanted

unwanted

adj.

1690s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of want (v.).

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