HyperDic: undesirable

English > 3 senses of the word undesirable:
ADJECTIVEallundesirable, unwantednot wanted
allundesirable, unsuitablenot worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse)
NOUNperson undesirableone whose presence is undesirable
undesirable > pronunciation
Soundsah.ndihzay'rahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > undesirable: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot wanted.
Examples
  • "undesirable impurities in steel"
  • "legislation excluding undesirable aliens"
Synonymunwanted
NarrowerunenviableSo undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy
See alsohatefulEvoking or deserving hatred
unwantednot wanted
OppositedesirableWorth having or seeking or achieving
Spanishindeseable, no deseado
Nounsundesirabilitythe quality possessed by something that should be avoided
undesirableone whose presence is undesirable
Adverbsundesirablyin an undesirable manner
English > undesirable: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse).
Synonymunsuitable
Broaderineligiblenot eligible
Spanishinadecuado, inapropiado
Nounsundesirabilitythe quality possessed by something that should be avoided
English > undesirable: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningOne whose presence is undesirable.
Example"rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables"
Broaderunwelcome person, persona non grataA person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
Spanishindeseable
Catalanindesitjable
Adjectivesundesirablenot wanted

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