un·​glam·​or·​ous | \ ˌən-ˈglam-rəs How to pronounce unglamorous (audio) , -ˈgla-mə-\

Definition of unglamorous

: not excitingly attractive : not glamorous unglamorous work … only 80 pay to enter this unglamorous, graffiti-scarred brick building with views of the Thames.— Asher Price

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This might sound unglamorous, but it’s actually as bouncy a springboard as there is into the French ruling class. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Can Emmanuel Macron Stem the Populist Tide?," 24 June 2019 Lately, the family has been leaning toward sourdough as the toast of choice, though historically that role has been filled by plain, unglamorous bagged white bread. Washington Post, "For my father, making his masala omelet is an act of precision and love," 6 June 2019 Trump’s plane landed at Stansted Airport, to the northeast of London, which, to hundreds of thousands of travellers, is a useful but deeply unglamorous portal to Europe. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Donald Trump’s Royal Treatment," 4 June 2019 Mostly, Grodner and Cardamone capture how rock ’n’ roll is an unglamorous grind of creative fervor and commercial compromise, where the biggest plans are undone by the need to have flaky musicians execute them. Noel Murray, latimes.com, "'The Icarus Line Must Die' maintains its punk rock cred," 21 June 2018 From going out into the field and canvassing, to phone banking, to creating and executing meet and greets with the candidate, to data entry, to the unglamorous—cleaning the campaign office, creating yard signs. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "How To Volunteer For A Political Campaign and Change The World," 25 Jan. 2019 The sacrifices made with the LCD2 Classic are the lack of a hard carrying case — they are shipped in the most unglamorous of cardboard boxes — and a loss of the wood veneer from the LCD-2s. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audeze LCD2 Classic review: these cans will turn you into an audiophile," 3 Aug. 2018 His face is redemptively unglamorous, so unlike a movie actor’s face. Lee Siegel, WSJ, "Bertolucci’s Obsessions," 30 Nov. 2018 In June 2017, the Internet collectively gasped over rumors of Taylor Swift traveling in a distinctly unglamorous fashion in order to avoid the paparazzi outside her Tribeca apartment. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Zayn Malik Potentially Revealed the Truth About a Famous Taylor Swift Conspiracy Theory," 15 Nov. 2018

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circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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