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Definition of "undesirable" []

  • Not likely to please; objectionable: undesirable intrusions. (adjective)
  • Not wanted: undesirable aliens. (adjective)
  • A person regarded as undesirable: "men tentatively regarded as scoundrels—or at least as undesirables” ( New York). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "undesirable" in a sentence
  • "The label "undesirable" has been attached to this World War II veteran's military records for more than 60 years, simply because he was kicked out for being gay."
  • "The idea that the U.S. government somehow created HIV to kill African-Americans, gays, and other what they call undesirable groups, according to this conspiracy theory."
  • ""My primary concern is resources," said the commissioner, who blamed the economic crisis for keeping staffing at what he called undesirable levels."