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  1. undesired; unwelcome: an unwished-for occurrence.
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Origin of unwished-for

First recorded in 1610–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for unwished-for

disagreeable, displeasing, distasteful, exceptionable, ill-favored, inadmissible, lousy, objectionable, obnoxious, rejected, repellent, thankless, unacceptable, unasked, undesirable, undesired, uninvited, unpleasant, unpopular, unsought

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Historical Examples of unwished-for

  • 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.


    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