unwished-for

[ uhn-wisht-fawr ]
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adjective
  1. undesired; unwelcome: an unwished-for occurrence.

Origin of unwished-for

1
First recorded in 1610–20

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How to use unwished-for in a sentence

  • 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.

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

    Poor Folk in Spain | Jan Gordon
  • To feel her so close to him, although only through unwished-for accident, is dangerously sweet.

    Molly Bawn | Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • Here it took the boys' whole attention to prevent Barbe's chatter drawing unwished-for notice upon them.