Definitions for undesirableˌʌn dɪˈzaɪər ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•de•sir•a•bleˌʌn dɪˈzaɪər ə bəl(adj.)

  1. not desirable or attractive; objectionable.

  2. (n.)an undesirable person or thing.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undesirable(adj)

    one whose presence is undesirable

    "rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables"

  2. undesirable, unwanted(adj)

    not wanted

    "undesirable impurities in steel"; "legislation excluding undesirable aliens";"removed the unwanted vegetation"

  3. undesirable, unsuitable(adj)

    not worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. undesirable(adjective)ˌʌn dɪˈzaɪər ə bəl

    bad and not wanted

    Some products may have undesirable effects on your skin.


  1. undesirable(Noun)

    an undesirable person

  2. undesirable(Adjective)

    objectionable or not likely to please

Translations for undesirable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not wanted

These pills can have some undesirable effects.

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