What is the opposite of welcome?

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Adjective
Opposite of being well received by others
“Despite the open windows, the room had an unwelcome odor.”
Adjective
Opposite of very pleasing due to being much needed or desired
“He delivered some unpleasant news that he flunked his exam, much to the chagrin of his parents.”
Adjective
(colloquial) Opposite of pleasing or delightful to the eye or mind
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“It is difficult to fathom his unpleasant and misplaced sense of humor.”
Adjective
Opposite of a feeling of positivity, satisfaction, or enjoyment
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“We are feeling sad and upset about the recent tragic events which have unfolded.”
Adjective
Opposite of fortunate, as if through divine involvement
Adjective
Opposite of permitted given the place, situation or condition
“Shorts are forbidden at this establishment in winter.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasing to the mind or senses
Adjective
Opposite of usual for or appropriate to a particular season of the year
Adjective
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
Noun
Opposite of an instance or manner of greeting someone
“His family gave him an emotional farewell before he boarded the plane.”
Noun
Opposite of the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers
Noun
Opposite of a gesture signifying approval or okay
Noun
Opposite of enthusiastic and public praise
Noun
Opposite of the state or condition of being liked, admired, or supported by many people
Noun
Opposite of the state of being allowed to enter
Noun
Opposite of the process or fact of being received as adequate, valid, or suitable
“He dealt with the rejection amicably and sought feedback on what he could have done better.”
Verb
Opposite of to accept something willingly or gladly
“He would spurn her advances because he was a happily married man.”
Verb
(welcome in) Opposite of to officially celebrate the coming or arrival of
“Can you please behave this Christmas, and not ruin it for everyone else?”
Verb
(welcome in) Opposite of to officially celebrate the coming or arrival of
“Dave said that he would dread the day of his wedding, and would not relish the exchanging of vows with any sense of anticipation.”
Verb
Opposite of to accept something willingly or gladly
“The tribe would shun modern medicine in favor of preserving their ancient way of life.”
Verb
Opposite of to be grateful for something
“This is not to disparage the editor and her magazine. However, I cannot envisage a day when such a read would hold even a scrap of appeal.”
Verb
Opposite of allow entry or use
Verb
Opposite of to enthusiastically applaud or approve of
Verb
Opposite of make social acquaintance
Verb
Opposite of to host or entertain someone
“Please be on your best behavior this evening when we visit our neighbors as guests to their party.”
Verb
Opposite of to accommodate or entertain someone or a group of people
“Benjamin and Jo were left with no choice but to banish the guests for unruly behavior.”
Verb
Opposite of to allow or have room for
“The school will bar any student who fails to meet the minimum academic requirements.”
Interjection
Opposite of a greeting (salutation) said when meeting someone or acknowledging someone's arrival or presence
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