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unflattering

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adjective un·flat·ter·ing \-ˈfla-tə-riŋ\

Simple Definition of unflattering

  • : making someone or something look or seem worse or less attractive : not flattering

Full Definition of unflattering

  1. :  not flattering <an unflattering portrait>; especially :  unfavorable <unflattering remarks>

un·flat·ter·ing·ly play \-riŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of unflattering

  1. She was wearing the most unflattering outfit.



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