undesired; unwelcome: an unwished-for occurrence.

Origin of unwished-for

First recorded in 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for unwished-for

Historical Examples of unwished-for

  • I now asked the old woman in unwished-for Serbian for onions.

  • "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