un·​ap·​pe·​tiz·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈa-pə-ˌtī-ziŋ How to pronounce unappetizing (audio) \

Definition of unappetizing

: not appetizing : insipid, unattractive

Other Words from unappetizing

unappetizingly \ ˌən-​ˈa-​pə-​ˌtī-​ziŋ-​lē How to pronounce unappetizing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unappetizing in a Sentence

the array of unappetizing foods that we encountered at that cheap roadside restaurant
Recent Examples on the Web All this after the Celtics had filled the first couple of months of the regular season with some of the most unappetizing basketball on the East Coast. New York Times, 29 May 2022 When Steve turns out to be more Hannibal Lecter than Prince Charming, their relationship quickly takes an unappetizing turn. Andrew Walsh, EW.com, 5 May 2022 Plus, many people experience nausea or even vomit, which can make food seem really unappetizing. SELF, 11 Feb. 2022 The food at Black’s looked the most unappetizing to me out of the three, and the presentation is a bit off-putting too. Chris O'connell, Chron, 10 Feb. 2022 That's why some analysts are worried that Kroger's stock price may be starting to look about as unappetizing as an overripe banana. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 24 Aug. 2021 There were times, however, when the humans had to intervene — like when casein, the main protein in cow’s milk, was simulated by an algae that turned the drink an unappetizing shade of blue. Washington Post, 16 June 2021 The dishes are usually prepared in ways that seem intentionally unappetizing, divorced of context, flavor and seasoning. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 24 June 2021 Restaurants around the world have faced an unappetizing reality in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as shutdowns and indoor dining restrictions have ground the industry to a halt. Adeline Chen, CNN, 14 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unappetizing

1884, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2022

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“Unappetizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unappetizing. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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