un·​ap·​peal·​ing | \ ˌən-ə-ˈpē-liŋ \

Definition of unappealing

: not appealing : unattractive

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unappealingly \ ˌən-​ə-​ˈpē-​liŋ-​lē \ adverb

Examples of unappealing in a Sentence

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

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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 China’s middle class has for years looked abroad to spend its growing piles of cash because consumer goods at home are often unsafe, overpriced or unappealing. David Pierson, latimes.com, "It's like QVC — but through a live-stream. How U.S. boutiques are reaching customers in China," 14 June 2018 The two empanadas both had tasty fillings (one chicken and one beef), but the flour shell containing them was hard and unappealing. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Copacabana Cuban Cafe bringing comfort food to Altamonte Springs," 4 May 2018 Voters who have a pretty stable life but find the president, his style, and maybe some of his nativist tendencies unappealing. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Everybody says Democrats will win the House. What could go wrong?," 12 Apr. 2018 This white stuff, which looks unappealing, is harmless. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Full of healthful fat, salmon is one of the easiest fish to grill," 24 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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