unappealing


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un·ap·peal·ing

 (ŭn′ə-pē′lĭng)
adj.
Not appealing to the senses, as in appearance, taste, or aroma: a bland, unappealing dinner.

un′ap·peal′ing·ly adv.
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unappealing

(ˌʌnəˈpiːlɪŋ)
adj
not attractive or pleasing
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unappealing - (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelingsunappealing - (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings; "all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic"
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater
2.unappealing - not able to attract favorable attentionunappealing - not able to attract favorable attention; "they have made the place as unappealing as possible"; "was forced to talk to his singularly unappealing hostess"
appealing - able to attract interest or draw favorable attention; "He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology"- Vincent Starrett; "an appealing sense of humor"; "the idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing"
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Translations

unappealing

[ˈʌnəˈpiːlɪŋ] ADJpoco atractivo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

unappealing

[ˌʌnəˈpiːlɪŋ] adj (= ugly) → laid(e)
an unappealing habit → une mauvaise habitude
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

unappealing

adjnicht ansprechend, nicht reizvoll; person alsounansehnlich; prospect, sightnicht verlockend; to be unappealing to somebodyfür jdn nicht verlockend sein
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

unappealing

[ˌʌnəˈpiːlɪŋ] adjpoco attraente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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