un·​lov·​able | \ ˌən-ˈlə-və-bəl \

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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But that doesn’t always render them unlovable, so keep these tips in mind the next time your fave ends up on TMZ. refinery29.com, "How To Properly Stan A Problematic Fave Like Kanye West," 29 May 2018 And anything related to Boston sports is unlovable for most of this country. Charlotte Wilder, SI.com, "America Would Love These Celtics if They Weren’t From Boston," 17 May 2018 Her frenzied quest for excellence in work and love, driven by a haunting fear that her essential self was inadequate and unlovable, left Jamison drained and desperate to escape herself. Priscilla Gilman, BostonGlobe.com, "A long and winding road but to where?," 30 Mar. 2018 That is a sick thing to tell a woman who already feels unworthy and unlovable. Brooke Obie, The Root, "Time’s Up on Men Telling Single Women How to Be Worthy of Marriage," 22 Jan. 2018 Morrissey connects hardest to the young people who feel like there is something intrinsically and inexorably unlovable about them. Michael Tedder, Esquire, "Chris Gethard Is About to Get Shoved Into the Locker of Success," 26 July 2016 And then there’s the other side: the aggressively unlovable Sister Mary Ignatius of Christopher Durang’s play, wielding a ruler and a threat of hell. Mary Gordon, New York Times, "In Alice McDermott’s Novel, A Cloistered Life Blows Open," 2 Oct. 2017 Before her nuanced, deeply moving performance, plus-size people were just the butt of the joke: unlovable slapstick vehicles designed to shower the lithe protagonist with praise and flattery. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Chrissy Metz's Emmy Nomination Is a Win for More Than Just TV," 13 July 2017

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1570, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unlovable

: not having attractive or appealing qualities : not lovable

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