unlovable

adjective
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

Examples of unlovable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the researchers are getting a new perspective on the unlovable beasts. Smithsonian Magazine, "Beasts of the Northern Wild," 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, "Readers and writers: So many books to read for work, but these were lovely distractions," 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, "Dead Cleveland girls beckon us from their graves: Phillip Morris," 3 Nov. 2019 Aside from sharing a pair of executive producers, Harry and Jack Williams, both British imports cast their creator-stars as women who’ve been deemed terminally unlovable. Judy Berman, Time, "Back to Life Is the Next Must-Watch Show for Fleabag Fans," 3 Oct. 2019 Gorgeous, smart and talented Sylvie views herself as ugly, unlovable and undeserving of happiness. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Author mines familial loss and turns it into literary gold," 6 June 2019 Gorgeous, smart and talented Sylvie views herself as ugly, unlovable and undeserving of happiness. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Author mines familial loss and turns it into literary gold," 6 June 2019 Gorgeous, smart and talented Sylvie views herself as ugly, unlovable and undeserving of happiness. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Author mines familial loss and turns it into literary gold," 6 June 2019 Gorgeous, smart and talented Sylvie views herself as ugly, unlovable and undeserving of happiness. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Author mines familial loss and turns it into literary gold," 6 June 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 24 Sep. 2020.

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unlovable

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of unlovable

: not having attractive or appealing qualities : not lovable

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