un·​at·​trac·​tive | \ ˌən-ə-ˈtrak-tiv How to pronounce unattractive (audio) \

Definition of unattractive

: not attractive : plain, dull

Other Words from unattractive

unattractively adverb
unattractiveness noun

Examples of unattractive in a Sentence

an unattractive, awkward baby bird
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First Known Use of unattractive

1813, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Unattractive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unattractive. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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un·​at·​trac·​tive | \ ˌən-ə-ˈtrak-tiv How to pronounce unattractive (audio) \

Kids Definition of unattractive

: not attractive : plain

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