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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unwanted mean? 

UNWANTED (adjective)
  The adjective UNWANTED has 2 senses:

1. not wanted; not needed
2. interfering

  Familiarity information: UNWANTED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

UNWANTED (adjective)

Sense 1unwanted [BACK TO TOP]


Not wanted; not needed

Context example:

tried to give away unwanted kittens


unwelcome; unwished; unwished-for (not welcome)

undesired; unsought (not desired)

unclaimed (not claimed or called for by an owner or assignee)

uncalled-for (not required or requested)

casteless; outcaste (not belonging to or having been expelled from a caste and thus having no place or status in society)

friendless; outcast (excluded from a society)

cast-off; discarded; throwaway; thrown-away (thrown away)

abdicable (capable of being discarded or renounced or relinquished)


unloved (not loved)

undesirable (not desirable)

unwelcome (not welcome; not giving pleasure or received with pleasure)


wanted (desired or wished for or sought)

Sense 2unwanted [BACK TO TOP]



Context examples:

unwanted shadows distort the picture / removed the unwanted vegetation


undesirable (not desirable)

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