Definition of unglamorous in US English:

unglamorous

adjective

  • Lacking glamour and excitement.

    ‘an unglamorous family car’
    • ‘Her unglamorous look was her stock-in-trade while her professional skills always kept her in high demand on stage, film, radio and television.’
    • ‘But that takes unglamorous hard and dedicated work.’
    • ‘There is a very unglamorous fridge, stuffed with browning apples, cheap champagne and bottles of Evian water, a box of tissues and seven rather grubby spoons.’
    • ‘Their task has been consistent and unglamorous: encourage learning up to a prescribed level and foster social discipline.’
    • ‘It also enjoys great support from an army of volunteers who help out throughout the year, doing a variety of unglamorous tasks such as mail-outs.’
    • ‘In contrast to the romantic dreams of heady cup successes, these are crucial league points in the ongoing and often unglamorous business of defining our league status.’
    • ‘The temptation to sneer at unglamorous backwaters - and few of us can resist firing cheap shots at towns like Grimsby - seems to be overwhelming.’
    • ‘I also want them to see how unglamorous the process is.’
    • ‘She described her look for the film as ‘completely unglamorous, almost no make-up, bit of a dumpy potato’.’
    • ‘Their activity is often unglamorous and rarely acknowledged.’
    • ‘Which is especially unglamorous for me as I grew up about 10 miles away from there and it was the nearest big town, so I know everything there is to know about it.’
    • ‘She has built a remarkable career on roles that are often decidedly unglamorous, yet always eye-catching and compellingly real.’
    • ‘Their ministerial responsibilities, however unglamorous, matter to thousands of people, as the family credit fiasco showed.’
    • ‘Like housework, it's a thankless and unglamorous job.’
    • ‘Twickenham had been muted and unglamorous all day, and yet a rather tepid presentation ceremony for the Cook Cup could not mask England's satisfaction.’
    • ‘Just as importantly, their film of his life sets out to put on screen an unglamorous, ‘ordinary’ protagonist.’
    • ‘It was seen as a shockingly unglamorous approach at a time when fashion, still very much about class, was shown on impossibly aloof models in carefully posed, static shots.’
    • ‘Yet it's often these realistic, unglamorous details which give his women their grace, their vitality, their uncensored sensuality.’
    • ‘But another problem has been a chronic shortage of permanent staff in an unglamorous field of nursing, which has led to the use of agency nurses.’
    • ‘According to Myles, such a supertrack is the only way to make greyhound racing seem remotely interesting to a population which sees it as outdated and unglamorous.’

Pronunciation

unglamorous

/ˌənˈɡlæm(ə)rəs//ˌənˈɡlam(ə)rəs/