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  • adj. unwelcome, unwanted

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

  • adj. not welcome


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  • You may easily believe, the last of my intentions was any further essay in a lottery I had found so inauspicious; but, while cold even to apathy, it was my inevitable chance to fall in the way of a pleasing and innocent young creature, who gave me, unsought and unwished-for, her heart.


  • Almost simultaneously, via France24 News, we "discover" elder French financial journalist Jean-Michel Quatrepoint, who rather brilliantly describes a possible and unwished-for scenario of the current global financial mess.

    Euro view of U.S./global crisis from Jean-Michel Quatrepoint

  • Boston, though its substantial erections of brick and stone present great obstacles to the progress of the devouring element, frequently displays these unwished-for illuminations, and has some very well organized fire companies.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • They fed him on biscuits and incomprehensible words; they gave him water to drink mixed with unwished-for rum.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • A Pelican At Blandings, however, follows the typical Wodehouse path of going to absurd lengths to stay the same typically by either staying engaged or returning to the blissful state of not being engaged after having been embroiled in a plot which involved an involuntary or unwished-for engagement.

    Saint Paul A Go Go

  • Arthur Donnithorne looked flushed and excited; he had tried to make unpleasant feelings more bearable by drinking a little more wine than usual at dinner today, and was still enough under its flattering influence to think more lightly of this unwished-for rencontre with Adam than he would otherwise have done.

    Adam Bede

  • Laughter came unwished-for, carrying with it the taste of gall.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • To feel her so close to him, although only through unwished-for accident, is dangerously sweet.

    Molly Bawn

  • A long time she pondered, and the impulse to write to him came over her, but that impulse was followed by retrospection, and as one thing after another arose out of the past in solemn procession, closing with the unloved and unwished-for child which she had lost five years ago, she knew that she would not open a correspondence.

    The Wind Before the Dawn

  • It would be the last before the arrival of the unwished-for visitors, and they wanted to make the most of it.

    Hunter's Marjory A Story for Girls


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