un·​lov·​able | \ ˌən-ˈlə-və-bəl How to pronounce unlovable (audio) \

Definition of unlovable

: incapable of inspiring love or admiration : not having attractive or appealing qualities : not lovable an unlovable character After a relationship ends, we tend to be very hard on ourselves and think that we are unattractive, unlovable, undesirable or an overall failure.— Michelle Callahan

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Recent Examples on the Web The last time Cubs fans were this visibly upset was when lovable infielder Mark DeRosa was dealt to the Cleveland Indians on New Years Eve 2008 to clear salary for the signing of unlovable outfielder Milton Bradley. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, 5 Aug. 2021 Some people use fat to mean unlovable, undesirable, slovenly, unintelligent, lazy. Your Fat Friend, SELF, 28 May 2021 Every conversation threatens to turn to food, or even the possibility of being around food, and the very slender Sheila can’t stop thinking of herself as fat and unlovable. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2021 To them, being fat means being ugly, rejected, unloved, and unlovable. Your Fat Friend, SELF, 24 Feb. 2021 And fat or thin, nearly all of us have been exposed to pervasive cultural messages that fat people are unlovable, undesirable, and should be neither seen nor heard. Your Fat Friend, SELF, 12 Oct. 2020 Meanwhile, the researchers are getting a new perspective on the unlovable beasts. Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Mar. 2020 There’s no doubt which side Rosa Liksom comes down on; she’s given us an unabashed narrator who doesn’t shy from her years as a Nazi, married to an unlovable man. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, 30 Nov. 2019 Traffickers are ruthless predators and will exploit any weakness or void: naivete, mental illness, addiction, low self-esteem, homelessness, a feeling of being unloved or unlovable. Phillip Morris, cleveland, 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unlovable

1570, in the meaning defined above

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“Unlovable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlovable. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unlovable

: not having attractive or appealing qualities : not lovable

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