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un·de·sir·a·ble

 (ŭn′dĭ-zīr′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Not likely to please; objectionable: undesirable intrusions.
2. Not wanted: undesirable aliens.
n.
A person regarded as undesirable: "men tentatively regarded as scoundrels—or at least as undesirables" (New York).

un′de·sir′a·bil′i·ty n.
un′de·sir′a·bly adv.

undesirable

(ˌʌndɪˈzaɪərəbəl)
adj
not desirable or pleasant; objectionable
n
a person or thing that is considered undesirable
ˌundeˌsiraˈbility, ˌundeˈsirableness n
ˌundeˈsirably adv

un•de•sir•a•ble

(ˌʌn dɪˈzaɪər ə bəl)

adj.
1. not desirable or attractive; objectionable.
n.
2. an undesirable person or thing.
[1660–70]
un`de•sir`a•bil′i•ty, n.
un`de•sir′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.undesirable - one whose presence is undesirableundesirable - one whose presence is undesirable; "rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables"
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
Adj.1.undesirable - not wanted; "undesirable impurities in steel"; "legislation excluding undesirable aliens";"removed the unwanted vegetation"
hateful - evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly
unwanted - not wanted; not needed; "tried to give away unwanted kittens"
desirable - worth having or seeking or achieving; "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"
2.undesirable - not worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse)undesirable - not worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse)
ineligible - not eligible; "ineligible to vote"; "ineligible for retirement benefits"

undesirable

undesirable

adjective
Translations
غَيْر مَرغوب فيهغَيْر مُريح، غَيْر مَرغوب
nepřijatelnýnepříjemnýnežádoucí
uønsket
nem kívánatos
óæskilegur
nepatīkamsnevēlams

undesirable

[ˈʌndɪˈzaɪərəbl]
A. ADJindeseable
it is undesirable thatno es recomendable que + subjun, es poco aconsejable que + subjun
B. Nindeseable mf

undesirable

[ˌʌndɪˈzaɪərəbəl]
adj [effects, consequences, behaviour, strangers] → indésirable
it is undesirable that ... → il n'est pas souhaitable que + subj ...
nindésirable mf

undesirable

adj
policy, effectunerwünscht; undesirable alienunerwünschter Ausländer, unerwünschte Ausländerin; an undesirable person to have as a managerkein wünschenswerter Manager; they consider her fiancé undesirablesie glauben, dass ihr Verlobter keine wünschenswerte Partie ist; it is undesirable that …es wäre höchst unerwünscht, wenn …
influence, characters, areaübel; undesirable elementsunerwünschte Elemente pl; he’s just generally undesirableer ist ganz einfach ein übler Kerl
n (= person)unerfreuliches Element; (= foreigner)unerwünschtes Element

undesirable

[ˌʌndɪˈzaɪərəbl]
1. adj (effects) → indesiderato/a; (behaviour, habits, friendship) → discutibile

undesirable

(andiˈzairəbl) adjective
1. not wanted. These pills can have some undesirable effects.
2. unpleasant or objectionable. his undesirable friends; undesirable behaviour/habits.

undesirable

a. indeseable, inaceptable, aborrecido-a, despreciado-a.

undesirable

adj indeseable
References in classic literature ?
But just the same we can dispense with the undesirables.
He'd been a terror in his time, in Parliament and the courts, and so on; especially in that row about the aliens who were deported as undesirables, when he wanted one of 'em hanged for murder.
A declaration of this nature would certainly have been harmless; so far as it would have had the effect of quieting apprehensions, it might not have been undesirable.
We have thrown all the light we could acquire upon the portent, and would gladly, now that it has done its office, erase its deep print out of our own brain, where long meditation has fixed it in very undesirable distinctness.
They were not exactly popular favorites, but they did receive certain undesirable morsels from the more charitable housewives.
I suppose you've received information, by bush-telegraph, that that third assistant understrapper and ex-sailorman at Tulagi is going to deport me as an undesirable immigrant.
Requests her to consider whether his sister-in-law's view and his niece's view in collision, may not lead to very undesirable domestic results; and leaves her to take the course which seems best to herself under those circumstances.
Monsieur Stangerson did not know of his identity with Ballmeyer; he learned that the man was simply undesirable for his daughter.
Among other things, he considered it undesirable to hurry his daughters to the matrimonial altar and to worry them too much with assurances of his paternal wishes for their happiness, as is the custom among parents of many grown-up daughters.
She had found in her every thing that could tend to make a farther connection between the families undesirable.
I inferred from the methodical nature of Miss Skiffins's arrangements that she made tea there every Sunday night; and I rather suspected that a classic brooch she wore, representing the profile of an undesirable female with a very straight nose and a very new moon, was a piece of portable property that had been given her by Wemmick.
Now when this strange tale was told to the King he became quite sad, not knowing what he should do to get rid of so undesirable a son-in-law, when suddenly a brilliant idea occurred to him.