unflattering

adjective un·flat·ter·ing \ ˌən-ˈfla-tə-riŋ \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of unflattering

:not flattering
  • an unflattering portrait
; especially :unfavorable
  • unflattering remarks

unflatteringly

play \ˌən-ˈfla-tə-riŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of unflattering in a Sentence

  1. She was wearing the most unflattering outfit.

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First Known Use of unflattering

1581


UNFLATTERING Defined for English Language Learners

unflattering

adjective

Definition of unflattering for English Language Learners

  • : making someone or something look or seem worse or less attractive : not flattering



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