unglamorous

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

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

Examples of unglamorous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of this is juxtaposed with the sumptuous but unglamorous day-to-day life of Queen Alicent (Emily Carey). Randall Colburn, EW.com, 12 Sep. 2022 Volunteers to the country’s territorial defense forces, reserve units of Ukraine’s armed forces, were initially assigned unglamorous but safe tasks in relatively tranquil regions like western Ukraine, where the Russians did not invade. New York Times, 2 July 2022 Volunteers to the country’s territorial defense forces, reserve units of Ukraine’s armed forces, were initially assigned unglamorous but safe tasks in relatively tranquil regions like western Ukraine, where the Russians did not invade. Megan Specia, BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2022 An actual impact may instead come from an unglamorous public agency, one that many Americans think of as only capable of offering customers long wait times: the Department of Motor Vehicles. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, 15 Aug. 2022 Indiana outscored Atlanta 28-13 and continued chipping away behind the aggressive play of Hull and NaLyssa Smith and an unglamorous, midrange-heavy lunch pail game from Emma Cannon. Wilson Moore, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Aug. 2022 Bronx natives who rose to comedy stardom via social media while working unglamorous day jobs, the duo had arguably the strongest brand in late night, to borrow their catchphrase, and easily the most distinctive. Meredith Blakestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2022 Most track and field athletes are, especially women in the unglamorous throws that require hefty physiques and are usually held on back fields and rarely make it onto the telecast. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 July 2022 This is, yes, the story of Elvis’ life, from impoverished and troubled birth to premature, unglamorous death. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 24 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unglamorous

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unglamorous was circa 1934

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18 Sep 2022

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“Unglamorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unglamorous. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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