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

Definition of unappealing

: not appealing : unattractive

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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 With a tapered leg, pockets, and drawstring waist, these pants are functional, comfortable, and stylish for those days when slacks are jeans are unappealing. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Your internet provider may have an unappealing anniversary present waiting for you: a rate hike to celebrate your first year of service. Rob Pegoraro, USA TODAY, 30 May 2021 The packaging on the marinara resembles that of the company’s pasta boxes — distinctive but blocky and unappealing. Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2021 If the price for Barnes is too high and the rest of the market yields unappealing returns, there is value in being (light) sellers. Chris Grenham, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Stewart briefly considered the priesthood, but found the prospect of living on his own in a rectory unappealing. Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 May 2021 My Turn basketball that runs counter to what Brad Stevens wants to do and is so unappealing to watch. BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2021 For most people in the U.S., absinthe’s predominant bitter flavors of anise, fennel, and licorice are unfamiliar, if not altogether unappealing. John Debary, Bon Appétit, 23 Apr. 2021 An alternative is to travel out of the way through New Orleans, though such a trip is especially unappealing because trains from New Orleans to Houston run only a few times a week. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, 2 Apr. 2021

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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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18 Jun 2021

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“Unappealing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unappealing. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unappealing

: not attractive or appealing

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