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Synonyms for undesirable
ˌʌn dɪˈzaɪər ə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undesirable(adj)

    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, unwanted(adj)

    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, unsuitable(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. undesirable(noun)

    Antonyms:
    desirable

  2. undesirable(adjective)

    objectionable or not likely to please

    Antonyms:
    desirable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. undesirable(a)

    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. 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.

  2. Razia Khan:

    The focus inevitably shifts to what sort of monetary policy reaction to anticipate, 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.

  3. Andrew Cameron:

    That is highly unusual and highly undesirable.

  4. Marta Murray-Close:

    Survey researchers have long known that peoples' desire to present themselves in a positive light may lead them to understate socially undesirable behaviors and overstate socially desirable behaviors, some people who give inaccurate answers on surveys may know they're distorting the truth, but many people probably do it unconsciously.

  5. 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.

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