uningratiating

uningratiating

(ˌʌnɪnˈɡreɪʃɪˌeɪtɪŋ)
adj
not of a sort that tries to gain the approval of other people
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His harsh and uningratiating character is what leads him to a tragic end; it is the weakness that condemns him from the very beginning of the narrative.
The harsh ironies of Drexler's paintings of the '60s and their DIY technique, constrained palette, and willfully uningratiating appearance suggest that it might be more rewarding to think of these works not as Pop but as proto-punk.
In 1978, in the final stages of revision, Coppola hired Michael Herr himself to write internal-monologue voiceovers for Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), Milius's uningratiating stand-in for Conrad's Victorian pillar of the community, Marlow.
If I prefer to emphasize his "constructional" photography, it is for an uningratiating if also unrepentant formalism that is never stagey-sublime.
It seems an uningratiating piece for the soloist, in this case Raphael Wallfiasch with the Northern Chamber Orchestra under Nicholas Ward.
Of John's work Wayne Higby wrote "his work is bold and uningratiating.
Unfortunately for Governor Lynch, the book, "How to Win Friends and Influence Democrats," has yet to be written, because he's slowly uningratiating himself to party activists, and even some of those who are just paying attention.
1895, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh), with its expressively simplified nude, seemingly caught unawares, its destabilizing viewpoint, and its unexpected cropping, a uncomfortable, uningratiating image of a type ignored by most viewers of the time or dismissed as unfinished.
Even Remane [the uningratiating male physician] found himself touching his hat" (79).
However, once the child, characterized by Gitter as the perfect "victim-heroine" of the period's sentimental novels, grew into a dowdy, intellectually demanding and uningratiating woman, she received short shrift.
Or feeling more sad than angry at finding her hope for spiritual kinship with another, woman, improvisor, third-world culturecrosser, meditative seeker, unfulfilled; but poignant to follow a meditation on her uningratiating experience of the live-active presence of Pauline Oliveros as it leads her to a devastating compassionate self-analysis beginning "on the way to becoming, we some of us try others on.
Many of its members, dissatisfied with the kind of art that earned the approval of the more advanced critics--the art of the Minimalists and the practitioners of the so-called "New Sculpture" with its uningratiating and in some sense antihumanist materials and forms--began to meet in his studio to discuss an art that celebrated precisely the values that "advanced" an had exiled to the margins of expression.