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 unappealingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unappealing in a Sentence

an unappealing mess of dirt and trash in the corner of the room

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Millionaire Runner and Tip Sheet are each former claiming horses with unappealing records. Tom Jicha, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Nine horses pursue Florida Derby’s $1 million and Kentucky Derby points," 30 Mar. 2018 But at a World Cup where he is billed as a major draw, pictures of him with Kadyrov were an unappealing start. John Leicester, Fox News, "Column: Salah suckered in inauspicious World Cup start," 12 June 2018 In order to produce champagne's signature bubbles, the wine must undergo a second fermentation in the bottle with a dose of yeast and sugars, but the yeast would leave unappealing sediment in the bottom of the bottle and leave the wine cloudy. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "You Have the Founding Mothers of Champagne to Thank for the Bubbly You Drink Today," 8 Mar. 2019 This forced older consumers to choose: Spend money and energy on an unappealing technology, or go without it. Joseph F. Coughlin And Luke Yoquinto, WSJ, "Technology for Older People Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly," 14 Oct. 2018 Fasting Shortcuts Even though fasting and caloric restriction can offer health benefits, both require eating less — something unappealing to most people. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "Not So Fast," 24 Sep. 2018 Extend out to 20 years and the one-off fall would have less impact on annual returns but still leave them looking deeply unappealing. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "The Market Isn’t Going to Save You From Saving Too Little," 26 July 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina Buenos Aires is popular as a winter sunspot for Northern Hemisphere types, but the muggy Porteño summer can make exploring the city unappealing. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "30 Places to Travel This Spring," 12 Feb. 2018 The original bar burned to the ground years ago, and the owner at the time rebuilt the whole thing out of fireproof concrete, visually unappealing but certainly fireproof. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Father, son bond writing U.P. bars book and it becomes a cult classic," 10 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of unappealing

: not attractive or appealing

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