Definition of unwanted in English:



  • Not or no longer desired.

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