Definition of unattractive in English:

unattractive

adjective

  • 1Not pleasing or appealing to look at.

    ‘an unattractive deep red brick’
    ‘the silence was broken by a strange and unattractive sound’
    ‘she believed she was unattractive and overweight’
    ‘he was an extremely unattractive man with no sex appeal’
    • ‘Most of us find them unattractive, though there are thousands of rodent fanciers who dote on their well-groomed rat-pets.’
    • ‘He turned to stare at Liora surrounded by a group of unpleasant and unattractive girls.’
    • ‘On the flip side though: Who wants to see overweight or unattractive women on television, in the papers or in advertisements?’
    • ‘I pressed the ‘Door open’ button and a not unattractive older woman bounded in between me and my prize trolley.’
    • ‘She sees he has sweat over his face, oddly unattractive.’
    • ‘She again hinted that while the site may remain, knocking down the rather unattractive buildings and starting afresh was a real option.’
    • ‘It was a most unattractive sound, and I had to speak to him quite sharply about it.’
    • ‘I could claim to be a model (admittedly only to people that have never seen how hideously unattractive I am).’
    • ‘Upon hearing me blatantly making fun of her, she turned an unattractive shade of red.’
    • ‘His face had a few cuts, but a deep, unattractive cut right across his cheek.’
    • ‘The stunning singer admits she is shocked that men lust after her now she has grown up because she was overweight and unattractive as a teenager..’
    • ‘The admiration he felt for the unattractive girl was so deep inside of him that he had kissed her only once.’
    • ‘With its high skin to juice ratio, Mavro has a tendency to give pale, unattractive colours when vinified as a red wine.’
    • ‘Time after time I had withstood complete turmoil within me, constantly asking myself why I was so ugly and unattractive.’
    • ‘They sound fuzzy and unattractive; their songs simply aren't memorable.’
    • ‘While the one on the left had the other stewardesses were chugging down and dancing, it was the one on the right that was favoured by our unattractive hostess.’
    • ‘As long as she keeps her shoes and glasses on and shaves off her body hair on a regular basis, Isserley manages to pass as a not entirely unattractive human female.’
    • ‘Since you broke up she's embarked on a downward spiral of dating increasingly unattractive men and it all makes for quite desperate reading.’
    • ‘If they are ugly, if they are unattractive, if they are too harsh for people to take on, they're not newsworthy.’
    • ‘He said that the new plant would be added to the existing canning complex and would be built on an unattractive piece of land in the site, known by workers as the old coal tip.’
    ill-favoured, hideous, plain, plain-featured, plain-looking, unlovely, unprepossessing, unsightly, displeasing, disagreeable
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    1. 1.1 Having no inviting or beneficial features.
      ‘if the revised bid is unattractive, it may not be accepted’
      • ‘This is because medicine has become unattractive to men professionally, financially, socially and academically.’
      • ‘And I wonder why religion has always been such an unattractive proposition to me.’
      • ‘It has found out, sometimes the hard way, that these are the people with the unattractive task of running the party at local level and who deliver votes.’
      • ‘On the face of it, the simplicity of the concept may sound unattractive, but flesh in some details and the picture changes significantly.’
      • ‘This makes them an extremely unattractive economic proposition for even the most destitute ragpicker.’
      • ‘Dunfermline is taking money with a twinkle in its eye, paying a not unattractive 6.75% on the top band.’
      • ‘Long distance coaches are unattractive in the US, partly because of their high exposure to fuel and inflationary wage costs.’
      • ‘But Dublin also had a number of unattractive features that had the potential to turn away investors.’
      • ‘Analysts said that the bank could not perform well compared to other banks because of all the unattractive red tape.’
      • ‘The new analysis is a sound way to test an unattractive idea.’
      • ‘The plans do not include water chutes, however, since they are seen as being outdated and unattractive to today's leisure users.’
      • ‘The maturity profile of the bonds may be an unattractive feature for many investors.’
      • ‘In this culture, a career option as ‘modern matron’ becomes unattractive.’
      • ‘They say the world demand for aggregates has halved since the inquiry, making the development economically unattractive.’
      • ‘It seemed like an unattractive proposition for audiences and ultimately box office sales.’
      • ‘Indeed, for the cause of action to arise only when the lender realises his security would be a highly unattractive proposition.’
      • ‘He suggests that the minority of people who voted for this unattractive party are not constituents of the sitting Member of Parliament.’
      • ‘The unattractive feature of this approach is that it will sometimes involve punishing the blameless.’
      • ‘This multiplication of entities is certainly seen by many physicists to be an unattractive feature of the theory.’
      • ‘Some senior lawyers believe the courts are making marriage an unattractive prospect to financially ambitious men.’
      plain, ugly, plain-looking, ugly-looking, plain-featured, ill-favoured, unappealing, unsightly, unlovely, unprepossessing, displeasing
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Pronunciation

unattractive

/ʌnəˈtraktɪv/