undesirability love

Definitions

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  • n. The property of being undesirable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or character of being undesirable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality possessed by something that should be avoided

Etymologies

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un- + desirable + -ity

Examples

  • The long-term undesirability of this situation could not be overemphasized, Dr Cilliers said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The application of this core concept of "undesirability", as determined by an unelected body appointed by the executive, was calculated to have a chilling effect upon freedom of expression.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A particularly powerful example of the undesirability of following the original meaning of the Constitution is that it would make Brown v.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Jobs reflected at length on the undesirability of death from the individual point of view, and the usefulness of it from nature's point of view.

    'And One Last Thing . .'

  • The R-word, its diagnostic history, and the modern synonymy it has accrued with concepts of undesirability and disdain are inextricably intertwined with the causes and consequences of the bullying of people with intellectual disabilities.

    Tim Shriver Jr.: Bullying Revisited: Retarded?

  • British intellectuals from whatever political perspective – Perry Anderson, Mark Mazower, Larry Siedentop – show their insight and cleverness by demonstrating the futility and undesirability of closer European union, as does almost every columnist and commentator.

    Even now, the European project remains a noble one. Let's join in | Will Hutton

  • Obama may wish to consider more meaningful engagement in this process, given the undesirability of the remaining options should the mission fail.

    Daniel Wagner: Obama's Unfinished Business

  • Puts the disproportionate effect of government cuts on women, and the comments of big business about the undesirability of employing women of child-bearing age, into its cultural context, doesn't it?

    Letters: Upper-class toffs and casual sexism

  • It's a story about many stories: friendships, rivalries, nationhood, the undesirability of old age, the quantification of genius and other "unknowables", like how much love do you need in a lifetime, and is sport really greater than life?

    Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka – review

  • But for the love of God, the evidence of the undesirability of government subsidization of ownership at the expense of renting is all around us in the tatters of our economy.

    Matthew Yglesias » The High Cost of Subsidized Homeownership

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