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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Other Words from unappetizing

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

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Unwashed sheets accumulate a lot of unappetizing stuff. Jessica Toscano, SELF, "Here’s How Often You Should Really Be Washing Your Sheets," 23 Feb. 2019 Valuing Tesla on its fundamentals alone is an unappetizing prospect: The company’s finances are weak and current operations are unprofitable. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Truth and Consequences for Elon Musk and Tesla," 27 Sep. 2018 According to Time, many people thought that the original bagel emoji released in the beta stages looked unappetizing, leading Apple to change the bagel emoji to include more texture and cream cheese for the final version. Temi Adebowale, Marie Claire, "Every New Emoji Coming to Your iPhone With the Latest iOS Update," 30 Oct. 2018 But to catch you up quickly: the iOS bagel emoji — like Android’s goofy cheeseburger one that generated negative headlines last year — was widely decried for its unappetizing look and its lack of cream cheese. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Apple fixes its new bagel emoji with cream cheese and a doughier consistency," 15 Oct. 2018 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

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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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