un·​al·​lur·​ing ˌən-ə-ˈlu̇r-iŋ How to pronounce unalluring (audio)
: not charming or attractive : not alluring
an unalluring wardrobe

Examples of unalluring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Los Angeles has never been more unalluring than in this bleak, racy and hard-to-put-down piece of neo-noir by first-time novelist Halley Sutton, who’s a kind of #MeToo Jim Thompson. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unalluring was circa 1775

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“Unalluring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unalluring. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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