uninviting


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un·in·vit·ing

 (ŭn′ĭn-vī′tĭng)
adj.
Not pleasant or attractive; disagreeable: an uninviting prospect.

un′in·vit′ing·ly adv.

uninviting

(ˌʌnɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ)
adj
not tempting, alluring, or attractive
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uninviting - neither attractive nor tempting
unattractive - lacking beauty or charm; "as unattractive as most mining regions"
inviting - attractive and tempting; "an inviting offer"
2.uninviting - not temptinguninviting - not tempting        
unseductive - not seductive

uninviting

uninviting

adjective
So disagreeable as to discourage approach:
Translations

uninviting

[ˈʌnɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ] ADJ [appearance, offer] → poco atractivo; [food] → poco apetitoso

uninviting

[ˌʌnɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ] adj
[place] → inhospitalier/ière

uninviting

adj appearance, atmospherenicht (gerade) einladend; prospectnicht (gerade) verlockend; smell, food, sightunappetitlich; rather uninvitingwenig einladend/wenig verlockend/ziemlich unappetitlich

uninviting

[ˌʌnɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ] adj (place, food) → poco invitante; (offer) → poco allettante
References in classic literature ?
Monotonous and uninviting as much of the Holy Land will appear to
Faults in the abstract are each and all so uninviting, not to say alarming, but, associated with certain eyes and hair and tender little gowns, it is curious how they lose their terrors; and, as with vice in the poet's image, we end by embracing what we began by dreading.
Here I found myself thrown among strange people; here everything was grim and uninviting, with teachers continually shouting at me, and my fellow-pupils for ever holding me up to derision, and myself constantly feeling awkward and uncouth.
We gave a bound and a rush, and in another second we were all down on our stomachs sucking up the uninviting fluid as though it were nectar fit for the gods.
When I saw my host carefully lay out these occult substances of uninviting appearance on a clean napkin, and then plunge once more into profound reflection at the sight of them, my curiosity could be no longer restrained.
God knows he will have temptations enough to assail him, both from within and without, when I have done all I can to render vice as uninviting to him, as it is abominable in its own nature - I myself have had, indeed, but few incentives to what the world calls vice, but yet I have experienced temptations and trials of another kind, that have required, on many occasions, more watchfulness and firmness to resist than I have hitherto been able to muster against them.
The uninviting character of its outside was, however, happily relieved by the exquisite neatness and comfortable warmth within.
There was no want of respect in the young man's address; and Fanny's reception of it was so proper and modest, so calm and uninviting, that he had nothing to censure in her.
Henry Allegre, if any man, might have been certain of his own power; and yet, look: I was a chit of a girl, I was sitting with a book where I had no business to be, in his own garden, when he suddenly came upon me, an ignorant girl of seventeen, a most uninviting creature with a tousled head, in an old black frock and shabby boots.
The attic chamber in which he sat was bare and mean; the bedstead, and such few other articles of necessary furniture as it contained, were of the commonest description, in a most crazy state, and of a most uninviting appearance.
The climate is splendid, and perfectly healthy; but to my mind its charms are lost by the uninviting aspect of the country.
When speaking of uninviting objects, I mean those which do not pass from one sensation to the opposite; inviting objects are those which do; in this latter case the sense coming upon the object, whether at a distance or near, gives no more vivid idea of anything in particular than of its opposite.