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 From housewives to hookers, miners to stonemasons, Terkel interviewed dozens of ordinary people mostly working at unglamorous jobs. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, 9 July 2021 But for the structural engineers and building inspectors charged with the unglamorous but important business of keeping multi-family structures safe, the two incidents are linked by tragedy. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 July 2021 Baroo — especially its first incarnation, the 16-seat restaurant Uh opened in an unglamorous Hollywood strip mall with childhood friend Matthew Kim in 2015 — was one of the wildest, most mind-opening restaurants Los Angeles has ever seen. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2021 Nassib has already played five seasons in the N.F.L. and has kept a relatively low profile at an unglamorous, but important, position. New York Times, 22 June 2021 Zooming back in to Rochester, there are fewer startling images and less drama, replaced by the unglamorous organizing and the incremental progress that is more characteristic of 21st-century urban life. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 16 June 2021 Automotive neophytes—especially those living in the United States where Escorts were a familiar and unglamorous sight—might question Charles’s choice. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, 12 June 2021 Campbell’s namesake line of soups, however, may well turn out to be particularly associated in consumers’ minds with unglamorous, lockdown-era dining. Aaron Back, WSJ, 9 June 2021 Then came the unglamorous but critical work of organization-building. Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2021

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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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20 Jul 2021

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“Unglamorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unglamorous. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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