Definition of unwanted in English:

unwanted

adjective

  • Not or no longer desired:

    ‘affairs can lead to unwanted pregnancies’
    ‘she felt unwanted’
    • ‘Now there is a chance to get rid of unwanted articles, and serve a worthwhile cause as well.’
    • ‘I ask whether he found himself the focus of unwanted press attention when they were together.’
    • ‘They are also sending out posters to remind patients to cancel unwanted appointments.’
    • ‘Farmers often see them as a nuisance, an unwanted obstacle dividing up valuable grazing land.’
    • ‘What if anti-spam laws could be formulated to prevent unwanted telemarketing calls?’
    • ‘We would be grateful for any unused or unwanted books which can be handed into us at the Museum.’
    • ‘What kind of policy is this where senior citizens are made to feel unloved and unwanted?’
    • ‘The idea is that the active noise cancels out or reduces the unwanted sound.’
    • ‘She was part of an unwanted litter and came to us at just five weeks' old.’
    • ‘The long dark nights are here again but so are the unwanted visitors to our homes.’
    • ‘It too was a place to hide from the social and moral stigma of unwanted pregnancy.’
    • ‘Giving a charitable donation in the name of a friend is another way to avoid handing over unwanted gifts.’
    • ‘This a chance to get some money for Christmas and also to dispose of unwanted items at home.’
    • ‘A former keeper at Glasgow Zoo alleges unwanted pets were fed to snakes as a cost cutting exercise.’
    • ‘He has received unwanted attention from religious parties in the past, he says.’
    • ‘The club would welcome any unwanted toys in good condition that can be sold.’
    • ‘Customers will benefit from a reduction in the number of unwanted and inappropriate calls.’
    • ‘They don't replace items because they are unwanted, a little frayed or just out of fashion.’
    • ‘York's animal shelter is packed out with unwanted cats and dogs who now need new homes.’
    • ‘Stray and unwanted cats have been patched up, neutered and sent off to new homes.’
    uninvited, intruding, gatecrashing, unbidden, unasked, unrequested, unsolicited
    friendless, unloved, uncared-for, uncherished, unpopular, forsaken, rejected, shunned, disliked
    unwelcome, undesirable, undesired, unpopular, unfortunate, unlucky, unfavourable, untoward, too bad
    unused, left over, surplus, superfluous, redundant
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Pronunciation:

unwanted

/ʌnˈwɒntɪd/