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

Definition of unattractive

: not attractive : plain, dull

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Other Words from unattractive

unattractively adverb
unattractiveness noun

Examples of unattractive in a Sentence

an unattractive, awkward baby bird
Recent Examples on the Web The pair, who met as coworkers at Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures, had hatched a plan to create and sell a new, better-looking AC unit—perhaps the last frontier in unattractive home appliances. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, "A Sexy Air Conditioner? Summer’s Unlikeliest Status Symbol," 12 June 2020 His behavior and philosophy flow out of an internal certainty of his righteousness on matters --- and a sometimes unattractive righteous indignation. Dallas News, "Mayor Johnson, a year ago you promised to unify Dallas. How about starting at City Hall?," 7 June 2020 This became an unattractive proposition during a pandemic. The Economist, "What’s mine is yours The sharing economy will have to change," 4 June 2020 Another factor cited is a yearning among local investors for returns, given increasingly unattractive rates on their bank deposit accounts. Filipe Pacheco, Bloomberg.com, "Turkish Airlines Rides Tailwinds for Peer-Beating Stock Recovery," 3 June 2020 For three decades, low and stable goods and services inflation underwrote asset inflation by removing the threat of tighter monetary policy, and by making cash unattractive. Tom Saler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tom Saler: Pandemic puts stability of consumer prices at risk," 29 May 2020 These were the quiet, beautiful tears that beautiful women cry in front of unattractive men. Lisa Taddeo, Harper's Magazine, "Padua, 1966," 30 Mar. 2020 For a long time, digital watches suffered from bulky, unattractive designs—like wearing calculators on your wrist. Popular Science, "Affordable digital watches for the style conscious," 20 Mar. 2020 Second, choose a desk lamp as opposed to overhead lighting, because the shading from above is unattractive and light from the side is softer. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "Tips for Becoming the Best Video Version of Yourself," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of unattractive

1813, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2020

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“Unattractive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unattractive. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unattractive

: not beautiful, interesting, or pleasing : not attractive


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

Kids Definition of unattractive

: not attractive : plain

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