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ˌʌn dɪˈzaɪər ə bəlun·de·sir·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undesirableadjective

    one whose presence is undesirable

    "rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables"

  2. undesirable, unwantedadjective

    not wanted

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

  3. undesirable, unsuitableadjective

    not worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse)

Wiktionary

  1. undesirablenoun

    an undesirable person

  2. undesirableadjective

    objectionable or not likely to please

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Undesirable

    un-dē-zī′ra-bl, adj. not to be wished for.—ns. Undesirabil′ity; Undesir′ableness.—adv. Undesir′ably.—adjs. Undesired′; Undesir′ing; Undesir′ous.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undesirable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undesirable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of undesirable in a Sentence

  1. Michael Kugelman:

    For Washington, any scenario with Rajapaksa back in power - even merely as an MP - is undesirable.

  2. Razia Khan:

    With the central bank governor previously stating that a headline inflation rate in excess of the MPR (benchmark interest rate) is undesirable, expectations of tightening are likely to build.

  3. Charles Mackay:

    A leaky gut is bad because all these undesirable things go from the gut into the bloodstream, and they screw up the immune system.

  4. Johanna Schoen:

    For a long time, opponents of abortion have charged that abortion threatens those deemed undesirable in society, in arguing that Indiana's law that bans abortion based solely on race, disability or sex, could one day pass legal muster, Thomas is harkening back to the eugenics movement of the early 20th century.

  5. Marta Murray-Close:

    Survey researchers have long known that peoples' desire to present themselves in a positive light may lead them to understate socially undesirable behaviors and overstate socially desirable behaviors, some people who give inaccurate answers on surveys may know they're distorting the truth, but many people probably do it unconsciously.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. omnifarious
    • B. occlusive
    • C. butch
    • D. adscripted

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