UNDESIRABLE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for UNDESIRABLE?

Need another word that means the same as “undesirable”? Find 24 synonyms and 30 related words for “undesirable” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Undesirable” are: unwanted, unsuitable, unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, unacceptable, unwelcome, unwished-for, unenviable, unappealing, distasteful, displeasing, off-putting, obnoxious, rabble, refuse, garbage, trash, vermin, good-for-nothing, good-for-nothings, undesirables, the lowest of the low, the dregs of society

Undesirable as a Noun

Definitions of "Undesirable" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “undesirable” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • One whose presence is undesirable.
  • A person considered to be objectionable in some way.

Synonyms of "Undesirable" as a noun (10 Words)

garbageUnwanted data in a computer’s memory.
She tossed the moldy bread into the garbage.
good-for-nothingA quantity of no importance.
good-for-nothingsA quantity of no importance.
rabbleA large group of butterflies.
He was met by a rabble of noisy angry youths.
refuseFood that is discarded (as from a kitchen.
the dregs of societySediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid.
the lowest of the lowThe lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving.
trashNonsensical talk or writing.
Clubs patronized by rock trash.
undesirablesOne whose presence is undesirable.
Rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables.
verminPeople perceived as despicable and as causing problems for the rest of society.
His clothes are infested with vermin.

Usage Examples of "Undesirable" as a noun

  • Rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables.
  • How could she go around with such undesirables?

Undesirable as an Adjective

Definitions of "Undesirable" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “undesirable” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Not wanted or desirable because harmful, objectionable, or unpleasant.
  • Not worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse.
  • Not wanted.

Synonyms of "Undesirable" as an adjective (14 Words)

disagreeableUnpleasant to interact with.
Found the task disagreeable and decided to abandon it.
displeasingCausing annoyance or dissatisfaction; disagreeable.
It was not entirely displeasing to be the centre of such a drama.
distastefulCausing dislike or aversion; disagreeable or unpleasant.
Distasteful language.
nastyAnnoying or unwelcome.
A nasty accident.
obnoxiousExtremely unpleasant.
He found her son somewhat obnoxious.
off-puttingCausing annoyance or repugnance.
unacceptable(used of persons or their behavior) not acceptable or reasonable.
A word unacceptable in polite society.
unappealing(of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings.
Was forced to talk to his singularly unappealing hostess.
unenviableDifficult, undesirable, or unpleasant.
Unenviable notoriety.
unpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings.
An unpleasant smell.
unsuitableNot conducive to good moral development.
The movie is unsuitable for children.
unwantedNot wanted.
She felt unwanted.
unwelcome(of a guest or new arrival) not gladly received.
Unwelcome publicity.
unwished-forNot welcome.

Usage Examples of "Undesirable" as an adjective

  • Undesirable impurities in steel.
  • Legislation excluding undesirable aliens.
  • The drug's undesirable side effects.

Associations of "Undesirable" (30 Words)

cheatingNot faithful to a spouse or lover.
discardedThrown away.
dishonestyDeceitfulness shown in someone’s character or behaviour.
The dismissal of thirty civil servants for dishonesty and misconduct.
disinclinedUnwilling; reluctant.
Disinclined to say anything to anybody.
displeaseMake (someone) feel annoyed or dissatisfied.
The tone of the letter displeased him.
disqualifyDeclare (someone) ineligible for an office, activity, or competition because of an offence or infringement.
He was disqualified from driving for six months.
dissenterA person who dissents.
dissentientRefusing to attend services of the Church of England.
Dissentient voices were castigated as hopeless bureaucrats.
improperNot conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention.
An improper suggestion.
improperlyIn an improper way.
Evidence is inadmissible if it is improperly obtained.
improprietyThe condition of being improper.
She was scandalized at the impropriety of the question.
inappropriateNot in keeping with what is correct or proper.
Inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach.
inaptNot elegant or graceful in expression.
A more inapt name I cannot imagine.
incongruent(of melting, dissolution, or other process) affecting the components of an alloy or other substance differently.
ineligibleProhibited by official rules.
As a son in law he was quite ineligible.
iniquitousCharacterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin.
These awards remain an iniquitous system.
misinterpretInterpret falsely.
Don t misinterpret my comments as criticism.
negationThe speech act of negating.
The negation of A is briefly not A.
negativeHaving a negative charge.
A negative reaction to an advertising campaign.
opposedAnxious to prevent or put an end to; disagreeing with.
He was opposed to discrimination.
pessimisticExpecting the worst possible outcome.
He was pessimistic about the prospects.
prejudicialTending to favor preconceived ideas.
The reporter s coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant.
unableNot having the necessary means or skill or know-how.
Dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately.
unbecoming(of behaviour) not fitting or appropriate; unseemly.
It was unbecoming for a university to do anything so crass as advertising its wares.
unfitMake unfit or unsuitable.
They say that we are trying to give poor children tastes which will only unfit them for a life of hardship and toil.
unjustNot equitable or fair.
Resistance to unjust laws.
unsuitabilityThe quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose.
unsuitableNot meant or adapted for a particular purpose.
The display is unsuitable for young children.
unsuitedNot easy to combine harmoniously.
He was totally unsuited for the job.
unwantedNot wanted; not needed.
Removed the unwanted vegetation.

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