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Not or no longer desired:‘affairs can lead to unwanted pregnancies’‘she felt unwanted’
uninvited, intruding, gatecrashing, unbidden, unasked, unrequested, unsolicitedfriendless, unloved, uncared-for, uncherished, unpopular, forsaken, rejected, shunned, dislikedunwelcome, undesirable, undesired, unpopular, unfortunate, unlucky, unfavourable, untoward, too badunused, left over, surplus, superfluous, redundantView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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