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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj undesirous having or feeling no desire "a very private man, totally undesirous of public office"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • undesirous Not desirous.
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Experience. The wisdom that enables us to recognize in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.”


In literature:

Her bread was similarly variable in its undesirability.
"The Booming of Acre Hill" by John Kendrick Bangs
For a rape, thou knowest, to us rakes, is far from being an undesirable thing.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
It is also, I think, a very good example of how highly undesirable those anomalies really are.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
Other undesirable tracts have been cut off from the original reserves.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
It was undesirable to give to such a step the character of an utterance of despair or even of discouragement.
"Abraham Lincoln" by George Haven Putnam
While Fisher is not at all dangerous, he has many undesirable traits that are difficult to overcome.
"Baldy of Nome" by Esther Birdsall Darling
No parent has a right to drive a child into so undesirable a path for life as this would prove to one of your nature.
"A Woman of the World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Their beauty attracts undesirable attention, and their ignorance makes them an easy prey.
"The value of a praying mother" by Isabel C. Byrum
Yet Eric could not overlook or be blind to the fact, that Vernon's chief friend or leader was the most undesirable whom he could have chosen.
"Eric" by Frederic William Farrar
Only it gives a general distrust of the family; and the sons are certainly very undesirable young men.
"More Bywords" by Charlotte M. Yonge

In poetry:

For pity, not for love
(Because you loved me so)
With undesirous lips
I kissed you long ago.
"Change" by Clark Ashton Smith
Chase not with undesired largesse
Of sympathy the heart
Which, knowing her own bitterness,
Presumes to dwell apart.
"The Comforters" by Rudyard Kipling
Once I waited and was tired,
Chid her visits as too few;
Crownless now and undesired,
She to seek me is inspired
Oftener than she used to do.
"My Birthday" by Susan Coolidge
Like to a poet voice, remote from ken,
That unregarded sings and undesired,
Like to a star unnamed by lips of men,
That faints at dawn in saffron light retired,
Like to an echo in some desert deep
From age to age unwakened from its sleep—
"Nature, For Nature's Sake" by Jean Ingelow
For want, and scorn, and blighted fame, had done the work of years,
And oft she knelt in lowly prayer, in penitence and tears;
That undesired child of shame, brought comfort to her heart,
A childlike smile to her pale lip, by its sweet baby art.
"The Sinless Child Part 4" by Elizabeth Oakes Smith

In news:

Amazon patents procedure to let recipients avoid undesirable gifts.
Compensation for Working Undesirable Hours.
Otherwise undesirable plant keeps on giving The Kachemak Gardener.
Launched almost 20 years ago, the Wacko Awards are presented on a periodic basis to a wide array of nincompoops, boodlers, putzheads, and other undesirables.
How can you protect your networked manufacturing systems from malware and other undesired infections.
In "Waiting for the Barbarians" (1980), another censor concluded, 22 instances of writing might be found undesirable, but the book's sexual content was "not lust-provoking.
Some retailers are making it easier for customers to bring back undesirable Christmas gifts, with relatively relaxed return policies.
Clumps of chives add color to your garden while also attracting pollinating honeybees and repelling undesirable insects.
Changing the name of a file can have undesirable consequences.
At that time, the company said that 8.7 percent, or 83 million, of its 855 million active accounts were duplicates or false or "undesirable" for activities like the spreading of spam.
At Bryant Park in an attempt to drive out drug dealers and other undesirables is a program in which artists create works in the park.
President Obama has taken a good deal of flack over the past few years over his cozy relationships with some undesirable heads of state.
A new report released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office has found weaknesses at the nation's land borders that increase the likelihood terrorists and other undesirable persons and goods could cross into the United States.
Prevention of certain undesirable behaviors.
Malware, an acronym of malicious software, is a generic term used to describe any undesirable software, or code that invades a computer with or without the owners consent.

In science:

Therefore β ≪ 0.15 for intermediate-mass stars gives effectively the same result with a smaller α of the conventional method, which is undesirable in our effort to modify the α paramerterizaion with the β limit for a given α value.
Empirical Constraints on Convective Core Overshoot
The smooth pulse shape reduced the off-resonant population of undesired momentum states, yielding a transfer efficiency of > 90%.
Contrast Interferometry Using Bose-Einstein Condensates to Measure h/m and the Fine Structure Constant
We attribute this to pulse intensity fluctuations which randomly populated undesired momentum states at the < 10% level.
Contrast Interferometry Using Bose-Einstein Condensates to Measure h/m and the Fine Structure Constant
It is not always necessary that we can turn on and off all the terms in the Hamiltonian at will, as long as we can reverse undesired time evolutions at a later stage.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
Higher-order corrections are in principle possible because the undesired evolution is known and can be fully characterized, although such a scheme would be substantially more complicated to implement.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution