unwished-for


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unwished′-for`

or unwished,



adj.
undesired; unwelcome.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unwished-for - not welcomeunwished-for - not welcome; "unwelcome publicity"  
unwanted - not wanted; not needed; "tried to give away unwanted kittens"

unwished-for

adjective
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unwished-for

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References in classic literature ?
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 to-day, 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.
And later on I will witness a moment when her eyes threaten genuine, unwished-for tears.
Reading this, I reflected deeply on my own impatience and resolved to accept the unwished-for ascesis as necessary to my own inner healing.