un·ap·pe·tiz·ing | \ˌən-ˈa-pə-ˌtī-ziŋ \

Definition of unappetizing 

: not appetizing : insipid, unattractive

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unappetizingly \ˌən-ˈa-pə-ˌtī-ziŋ-lē \ adverb

Examples of unappetizing in a Sentence

the array of unappetizing foods that we encountered at that cheap roadside restaurant

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And the fact that each wine's individual description was crafted to reflect these horribly repressed and battered characters is wholly unappetizing. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "We're So Relieved Someone Realized The World Doesn't Need A Handmaid's Tale Wine Collection," 11 July 2018 Heavy drinking, drugs, screwing in the dry-goods area, unappetizing revelations about bad food-handling and unsavory industry-wide practices. Deirdre Donahue, USA TODAY, "Our review: Anthony Bourdain's 'Kitchen Confidential' captured restaurants' demented glory," 8 June 2018 The eco-friendly practice at Blair’s of serving most items on biodegradable plates made from palm fronds bothered my dining companions, who thought the yellowy color made food look very unappetizing. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "A dessert disguised as a potted plant, and more surprises at Blair's on Hudson," 30 May 2018 And for the guest who had recently undergone throat surgery and asked that his entire meal be puréed, the chef didn’t take the easy approach and blend everything into one unappetizing mélange. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "As Galt House gets a makeover, Rivue restaurant goes for local and fresh," 29 May 2018 There was food, too, including a hunk of unappetizing pemmican. John Kelly, Washington Post, "In 1931, Washington tourists could visit Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic flagship," 12 May 2018 Gadgets Sous vide machines can make tasty fare but the technique often leaves meat gray and unappetizing. Joe Ray, WIRED, "Are Air Fryers Worth It?," 10 May 2018 This isn’t the first time that scientists have looked to unappetizing leavings to learn more about the past. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "DNA from Ancient Latrines Reveal What People Ate Centuries Ago," 4 May 2018 And, if the dish still tastes unappetizing, try adding barbecue, sweet chili, or hot sauce. Special To The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, "Don't waste it: How to revive food that is stale, burned, over-salted," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unappetizing

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unappetizing was in 1884

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English Language Learners Definition of unappetizing

: not appealing to a person's taste : not attractive or appetizing

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