un·​ap·​peal·​ing | \ ˌən-ə-ˈpē-liŋ How to pronounce unappealing (audio) \

Definition of unappealing

: not appealing : unattractive

Other Words from unappealing

unappealingly \ ˌən-​ə-​ˈpē-​liŋ-​lē How to pronounce unappealing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unappealing in a Sentence

an unappealing mess of dirt and trash in the corner of the room
Recent Examples on the Web Cut avocados will only last a day or two in the fridge before turning mushy or developing unappealing brown spots while whole ripe avocados won’t last much longer than that. Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 8 Apr. 2022 We are now faced with a gruesome leadership contest between some of the most unimpressive and unappealing men and women in public life for a long time. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, The New Republic, 11 July 2022 If the reason Twitter even accepted the deal was to maximize shareholder value, would renegotiating or letting Musk back out be unappealing? Scott Nover, Quartz, 7 June 2022 Wesley acknowledged that both the whiskey being 80 proof and celebrity aspect may be unappealing to some. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 July 2022 Yet the perks are available only to married couples, a prerequisite that is increasingly unappealing to independent women who, in some cases, would prefer to parent alone. New York Times, 6 July 2022 Then again, perhaps Raiff just responds well to the challenge of making intensely likable silk purses out of outwardly unappealing sow’s ears. Jessica Kiang, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2022 In The Cut, Danielle Cohen observed that an active social-media life can leave an unappealing digital paper trail—the cringey detritus of a series of past selves. Jenna Mahale, The Atlantic, 27 May 2022 The appearance of the scar tissue may also be unappealing to patients. Kellen Chen, The Conversation, 23 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unappealing

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unappealing was circa 1846

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5 Aug 2022

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“Unappealing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unappealing. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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