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

Definition of unappetizing

: not appetizing : insipid, unattractive

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unappetizingly \ ˌən-​ˈa-​pə-​ˌtī-​ziŋ-​lē How to pronounce unappetizingly (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 Forced to resort to game manager mode, Brady has faced unappetizing choices. BostonGlobe.com, "Welcome to Tom Brady’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year.," 24 Nov. 2019 Many of the sticks were simply breading with little to nothing inside, and the ones that actually did have zucchini in them were rendered into an unappetizing yellowish goo. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Rocket’s Feed in Schertz," 29 Nov. 2019 However, if hot food or a more elaborate meal is being served, Miss Manners generally recommends a 30-minute window for guests to arrive, before putting out food that may be likely to develop unappetizing crusts or temperatures. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: I was interrupted and ignored, and now I’m offended," 21 Sep. 2019 Customers buy a special box of Jelly Beans that includes both traditional, sweet flavors and their unappetizing doubles. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "How the maker of Skittles and M&Ms gets ready for Halloween," 30 Oct. 2019 On the other hand, the current alternatives — two fraying turnaround plans — are at least equally unappetizing. Washington Post, "Why Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank Are Limping to Altar," 18 Sep. 2019 Those games wouldn’t be layups, either, since this United States squad, bereft of marquee names, faces the unappetizing prospect of playing Argentina in the semifinals just to get to Sunday’s title game. Marc Stein, New York Times, "For Gregg Popovich, the FIBA World Cup Is Personal," 10 Sep. 2019 Private property owners and private lessees would face the unappetizing choice of allowing all comers or closing the platform altogether. Jane Coaston, Vox, "A Republican senator wants the government to police Twitter for political bias," 26 June 2019 Behind this is, depending on one’s point of view, either the unappetizing realities of Brexit or the failure to deliver it more than three years after the 2016 referendum decision to leave the EU. Stephen Fidler, WSJ, "U.K. Envoy’s Exit Feeds British Worries of Isolation," 11 July 2019

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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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“Unappetizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unappetizing?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=u&file=unappe06. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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