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Definitions of undesirable

  1. not desirable; "undesirable impurities in steel"; "legislation excluding undesirable aliens" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Not to be wished. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. Not to be wished; that does not please. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for undesirable

  1. The Manor, even if she had been wishing to return thither, would, he knew, be the most undesirable home for her at present: every scene, every object there, was associated with still unallayed anguish. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  2. We may congratulate ourselves that this book will perish by its own defects, leaving after all only the best book to be associated with our age; but this does not alter the fact that in the present the undesirable book is too much with us, is vastly in the majority, is, in fact, the only book that the great mass of our contemporaries know. – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman