un´de|sir´a|ble|ness

un´de|sir´a|ble|ness
un|de|sir|a|ble «UHN dih ZYR uh buhl», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. objectionable; disagreeable: »

The drug was taken off the market because it had undesirable side effects on persons who used it.

2. offensive to or subversive of the moral or social standards of an individual or group: »

a gathering of criminals and other undesirable persons.

–n.
an undesirable person or thing.
un´de|sir´a|ble|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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