verb (used with object), wel·comed, wel·com·ing.
Origin of welcome
Examples from the Web for unwelcomed
Contemporary Examples of unwelcomed
With growing momentum to isolate Israel internationally, talks for the sake of talks are an unwelcomed distraction.The Problem with the Process
August 5, 2013
Arabs are seen as unwanted, unwelcomed, expendable and a demographic threat.Lynching “Demographic Threats”
August 23, 2012
“We feel visible and invisible, powerful and powerless, loved and despised, welcomed and unwelcomed,” Hinojosa says.Meet the Fútbol Moms
July 18, 2011
Historical Examples of unwelcomed
The Chinese is an unwelcomed alien in Mongolia, and he knows it.A Wayfarer in China
No stranger could have felt so unwelcomed as she did--so alien, so inconsolably homeless.The Precipice
Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Very little of this life is enjoyed without the unwelcomed flies that spoil the precious ointment.The Harris-Ingram Experiment
Charles E. Bolton
It thrusts itself, uninvited and unwelcomed, into religious and social assemblies and legislative councils.
He walked in unchallenged, unwelcomed, going from room to room, finding all equally desolate.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 1(of 3)
Word Origin for welcome
Old English wilcumian, from wilcuma (see welcome (n.)). Related: Welcomed; welcoming.
Old English wilcuma, exclamation of kindly greeting, from earlier wilcuma (n.) "welcome guest," literally "one whose coming is in accord with another's will," from willa "pleasure, desire, choice" (see will (v.)) + cuma "guest," related to cuman (see come). Cf. Old High German willicomo, Middle Dutch wellecome. Meaning "entertainment or public reception as a greeting" is recorded from 1530. You're welcome as a formulaic response to thank you is attested from 1907. Welcome mat first recorded 1951; welcome wagon is attested from 1961.
see warm welcome; wear out one's welcome; you're welcome.