Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being unwelcome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being unwelcome.

Etymologies

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unwelcome +‎ -ness

Examples

  • If you do, it means one of three things – in ascending order of unwelcomeness:

    unexpected

  • Suppose, then that the military objects, and argues that these demonstrations and signs of unwelcomeness violate the Solomon Amendment because no other employer is treated in the same way.

    Balkinization

  • This account avoids a reliance on baselines because it makes the coercee's judgment of the frightfulness, unwelcomeness and pressure involved in the threat the key criterion for determining whether it coerces.

    Coercion

  • She spoke to me musically on her horn, telling me of the recent history of the planet and the mating of 'rovots' and the unwelcomeness of goblins.

    Phaze Doubt

  • It did not diminish the unwelcomeness to us of this act on the part of

    A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 5, part 3: Franklin Pierce

  • To the waiting servants He comes as the Master who shall gird Himself and go forth and serve them; to those who wait not, He comes as a thief, not only in the suddenness nor the unwelcomeness of His coming, but as robbing them of what they would fain keep, and dragging from them much that they ought never to have had.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Luke

  • And nearly always he grinned, and only once or twice did he wince, which was when certain coins, tossed by more playful almoners, came inconveniently nigh to his teeth, an accident whose unwelcomeness was not unedged by the circumstance that the pennies thus thrown proved buttons.

    The Confidence-Man

  • He did think of her words as he rode along; they had the unwelcomeness which all unfavorable fortune-telling has, even when laughed at; but he quickly explained them as springing from little Anna's tenderness, and began to be sorry that he was obliged to come away without soothing her.

    Daniel Deronda

  • The confusion of the first accounts and the unwelcomeness of the subject, made me not impatient to despatch another letter so quickly after my last.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 2

  • Vanity Fair's Oscar party in 1999-the clear high point in a career of unwelcomeness.

    The New Yorker

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