from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not received with pleasure into one's company or home.
  • adjective Unwanted or disagreeable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not welcome; not pleasing; not well received; producing sadness: as, an unwelcome guest.
  • To treat as being unwelcome; be displeased with.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not welcome

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

  • adjective not welcome
  • adjective not welcome; not giving pleasure or received with pleasure


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  • Poor unwelcome: its only Wordie listing is on a spammer's list, albeit on the side of Right.

    May 29, 2009

  • It's a lovely word; come to my arms!

    May 29, 2009

  • So how is that you're the first lister, VO?

    May 30, 2009

  • I added it to the spammer's list along with spam, abuse, etc., then noticed it had been listed 1 time with 0 comments. So it's on the side of Right, but nevertheless was born on the battlefield, or something.

    May 30, 2009

  • Should have realized that. I'd thought it was another example of the Kat phenomenon.

    May 31, 2009