unglamorous

adjective

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

Examples of unglamorous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their relationship is fraught, as DJ, who feels neglected, commits minor acts of sabotage toward her mother, including tipping off the paparazzi to photograph her in unglamorous moments. J Wortham, New York Times, 12 May 2024 His apparent need to be whisked away to the unglamorous Los Angeles suburb is, of course, really about spending more time with her. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 10 Apr. 2024 To put things in perspective, that figure puts the platform on par with such unglamorous mid-range technology businesses as Chewy, an online pet-food purveyor, and Klaviyo, an e-mail-marketing company. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2024 Somewhere in between these extremes is the unglamorous, frequently tedious work of chipping away at an idea, a sequence, or line of dialogue that gets to the heart of what a scribe wants to say — or more precisely, hopes to communicate. Todd Gilchrist, Variety, 23 Feb. 2024 The Sac River is to Yosemite what Ernest Borgnine was to Paul Newman – an interesting if unglamorous character actor clearly not ready for a close-up, especially when compared to a handsome marquee star. Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 From her home office at 148 Greenwich Street—then a cramped and unglamorous neighborhood, now a glassy office building across the street from the September 11th memorial—Restell sold emmenagogues in the form of pills, powders, and tinctures. Moira Donegan, The New Yorker, 17 Jan. 2024 The decidedly unglamorous costumes represent how the cast would dress for an audition. Oline Cogdill, Sun Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024 The rapper lifestyle has rarely sounded so unglamorous. Alphonse Pierre, Pitchfork, 19 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unglamorous was circa 1934

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“Unglamorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unglamorous. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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