un·​in·​vit·​ing | \ ˌən-in-ˈvī-tiŋ How to pronounce uninviting (audio) \

Definition of uninviting

: not appealing or attractive : not inviting a bleak, uninviting landscape an uninviting manner

Other Words from uninviting

uninvitingly adverb

Examples of uninviting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The entrance to the galleries is down a set of steps and largely out of sight, an uninviting contrast with the attention-getting architecture of some its Grand Avenue neighbors, which include the new Broad and Walt Disney Concert Hall. New York Times, 11 Apr. 2022 Polling last year by The Oregonian/OregonLive found that that residents across the Portland area considered downtown unsafe and uninviting. oregonlive, 16 Feb. 2022 Usually the dough balls tend to be dense and uninviting. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 1 July 2021 This situation, in addition to uninviting winter weather, can make for some destabilizing financial swings from November through March. Kobi Ben-meir, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 The Sonoran desert may seem tough and uninviting, but the hot weather provides an array of natural resources. Jill Cassidy, The Arizona Republic, 23 Nov. 2021 If Latina seems an uninviting setting, a series of gliding car-view shots over the opening credits eventually prove the worth of Massimo’s decision to settle there. Guy Lodge, Variety, 10 Sep. 2021 With its emphasis on sleek forms and minimal decoration, modern style can sometimes be perceived as cold and uninviting. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Aug. 2021 At our worst, city Alaskans often view the villages as bleak and uninviting places. New York Times, 18 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uninviting

1686, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninviting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninviting. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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