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unattractive

(ˌʌnəˈtræktɪv)
adj
1. not appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
2. not arousing interest: an unattractive proposition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unattractive - lacking beauty or charmunattractive - lacking beauty or charm; "as unattractive as most mining regions"
ugly - displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"
uninviting - neither attractive nor tempting
unseductive - not seductive
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"
2.unattractive - lacking power to arouse interestunattractive - lacking power to arouse interest; "being unemployed is a most unattractive prospect"
unappealing - not able to attract favorable attention; "they have made the place as unappealing as possible"; "was forced to talk to his singularly unappealing hostess"
3.unattractive - not appealing to the sensesunattractive - not appealing to the senses; "untempting food"
uninviting - neither attractive nor tempting

unattractive

adjective ugly, homely (U.S.), plain, hideous, grotesque, unsightly, displeasing, unappealing, unlovely, unprepossessing, plain-looking, ugly-looking, no oil painting (informal), ill-favoured, as ugly as sin (informal), short on looks (informal) I'm 27, have a good job and I'm not unattractive.

unattractive

adjective
Not handsome or beautiful:
Idioms: not much for looks, not much to look at, short on looks.
Translations

unattractive

[ˈʌnəˈtræktɪv] ADJpoco atractivo

unattractive

[ˌʌnəˈtræktɪv] adj
[person, place, colour] → déplaisant(e)
[prospect, idea, plan, option] → peu attrayant(e)
to be unattractive to sb [plan, idea] → être peu attrayant(e) aux yeux de qn

unattractive

adj sight, placeunschön, wenig reizvoll; offerunattraktiv, uninteressant; trait, scarunschön; characterunsympathisch; womanunattraktiv; he’s unattractive to womenFrauen finden ihn nicht attraktiv or anziehend; to be unattractive to somebody (fig: = unappealing) → für jdn nicht reizvoll sein

unattractive

[ˌʌnəˈtræktɪv] adj (person) → poco attraente; (offer) → poco allettante; (place) → privo/a di attrattiva
References in classic literature ?
The rather insignificant and unattractive Brantain was enormously rich; and she liked and required the entourage which wealth could give her.
The pier was crowded with carriages and men; passengers were arriving and hurrying on board; the vessel's decks were encumbered with trunks and valises; groups of excursionists, arrayed in unattractive traveling costumes, were moping about in a drizzling rain and looking as droopy and woebegone as so many molting chickens.
Moreover, she would have been unattractive to men also from the lack of just what Kitty had too much of--of the suppressed fire of vitality, and the consciousness of her own attractiveness.
Miss de Sor was the unattractive new pupil, whom the girls called Francine.
This was what the patient, faithful lovers had privately planned and quietly waited for years ago; and in due time they were united, to the astonishment of the little world they lived in, that had long since declared them both born to single blessedness; affirming it impossible that the pale, retiring bookworm should ever summon courage to seek a wife, or be able to obtain one if he did, and equally impossible that the plain-looking, plain-dealing, unattractive, unconciliating Miss Millward should ever find a husband.
If you would but consider your own unattractive exterior, your unamiable reserve, your foolish diffidence--which must make you appear cold, dull, awkward, and perhaps ill-tempered too;--if you had but rightly considered these from the beginning, you would never have harboured such presumptuous thoughts: and now that you have been so foolish, pray repent and amend, and let us have no more of it
Plain, dear, loyal, unattractive Maggie, so sweet as a chum, so unsought for a two-step or a moonlit bench in the little park.
Nancy's capable hands made short work of unpacking the books, the patched undergarments, and the few pitifully unattractive dresses.
She had a very pretty manner, too, and Mary has the most unattractive ways I ever saw in a child.
She's comparatively young, and she's not unattractive.
She flushed, her beautiful eyes grew dim, red blotches came on her face, and it took on the unattractive martyrlike expression it so often wore, as she submitted herself to Mademoiselle Bourienne and Lise.
At his death Elsmere has started what to us would be a most unattractive place of worship, where he preaches an admirable sermon on the purely human aspect of the life of Christ.