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Synonyms for undesirable
ˌʌn dɪˈzaɪər ə bəlun·de·sir·able

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  1. undesirablenoun

    Antonyms:
    desirable

  2. undesirableadjective

    objectionable or not likely to please

    Antonyms:
    desirable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. undesirableadjective

    one whose presence is undesirable

    "rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables"

    Antonyms:
    preferred, in demand(p), desired, desirable, enviable, sought after, eligible, preferable, plummy, sexually attractive, coveted, delectable

  2. undesirable, unwantedadjective

    not wanted

    "undesirable impurities in steel"; "legislation excluding undesirable aliens";"removed the unwanted vegetation"

    Synonyms:
    unwanted, unsuitable

    Antonyms:
    sought after, eligible, delectable, preferred, enviable, desired, sexually attractive, preferable, in demand(p), desirable, plummy, coveted

  3. undesirable, unsuitableadjective

    not worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse)

    Synonyms:
    unwanted, inapplicable, unsuitable

    Antonyms:
    preferable, coveted, enviable, desirable, eligible, in demand(p), sought after, desired, plummy, sexually attractive, delectable, preferred

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. undesirableadjective

    Synonyms:
    inexpedient, objectionable, unacceptable, ineligible

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2605negative
#5680adverse
#7392inappropriate
#9037desirable
#10563unwanted
#16612unsolicited
#20528unsatisfactory
#21797undesirable
#24702unsuitable
#25944unintended
#29519unpopular
#37232unwelcome
#44145inapplicable
#58330undesired
#75889unsavory
#116424nonperforming
#123240inadvisable

How to use undesirable in a sentence?

  1. Mayor Kirk Caldwell:

    I am also acutely aware of the many challenges faced by the people of the city who either are forced or choose to live on the sidewalks, in unsanitary and unsafe conditions, their living conditions are undesirable from not only their perspective, but also that of the people of the city who walk, drive, own a business, live in a house or attend a school next to them.

  2. Johanna Schoen:

    For a long time, opponents of abortion have charged that abortion threatens those deemed undesirable in society, in arguing that Indiana's law that bans abortion based solely on race, disability or sex, could one day pass legal muster, Thomas is harkening back to the eugenics movement of the early 20th century.

  3. Manjunath Sadashiva:

    A large number of young people having such undesirable attitudes toward violence against women - including girls themselves - is alarming, these are school-going and college-going students – they’re not uneducated or non-literate people. These are people from cities, not even rural areas... These attitudes that students are displaying are potentially what they are absorbing from society at large, from their families.

  4. Michael Innis-Jiménez:

    The United States has a long history of limiting or outright excluding people based on what the government deemed undesirable, this undesirability was based on race, nationality or any number of reasons the government classified as a' defect.' These were the people who could not enter The United States legally.

  5. Razia Khan:

    With the central bank governor previously stating that a headline inflation rate in excess of the MPR (benchmark interest rate) is undesirable, expectations of tightening are likely to build.


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