unappetizing


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Related to unappetizing: palatable, unpalatable

un·ap·pe·tiz·ing

 (ŭn-ăp′ĭ-tī′zĭng)
adj.
Not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste.

un·ap′pe·tiz′ing·ly adv.

unappetizing

(ʌnˈæpɪˌtaɪzɪŋ) or

unappetising

adj
1. (Cookery) (of food) not pleasing or stimulating to the appetite
2. (of a prospect, person, etc) not appealing or attractive: unappetizing to investors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unappetizing - not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or tasteunappetizing - not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste
unpalatable - not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind; "an unpalatable meal"; "unpalatable truths"; "unpalatable behavior"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
appetising, appetizing - appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma

unappetizing

unappetizing

adjective
So unpleasant in flavor as to be inedible:
Translations

unappetizing

[ˈʌnˈæpɪtaɪzɪŋ] ADJpoco apetitoso, poco apetecible (fig) → poco apetecible, nada atractivo

unappetizing

[ˌʌnˈæpɪtaɪzɪŋ] adjpeu appétissant(e)

unappetizing

adjunappetitlich; prospect, thoughtwenig verlockend

unappetizing

[ʌnˈæpɪˌtaɪzɪŋ] adjpoco appetitoso/a
References in classic literature ?
Six eggs had gone into the frying-pan, and all that came out was a teaspoonful of burnt and unappetizing looking mess.
It passed the heavy time till dinner - a most unappetizing meal served to the boys and a few invalids in a corner of a barrack-room.
When asked to increase one's vegetable intake, many people easily assume that they would be stuck with green salads, celery and raw carrots, or worse, that vegetable dishes are tasteless and unappetizing. Once given a chance, eating vegetables can be exciting, filling and flavorful whenever served fresh or cooked well.
It reveals that crowding, lack of privacy, unappetizing food, insecurity, and -- after she was moved to a camp in Arkansas -- heat, humidity, and hordes of stinging insects took a toll on the prisoners.
And have you ever had that unappetizing scrambled-egg exterior?
Have you ever encountered serving a meal that looks so bland you find it almost unappetizing? You might want to try making dips next time.
The worry is that the v-words might have unappetizing or polarizing associations.
The starved soldier considered his optionsa few slices of bread and some unappetizing saladsand decided to go chat with one of the cooks on duty, hoping that some other dish that did not contain animal products might materialize.
That would make it a very unappetizing meal or snack for a predator (chiefly birds), who, if somehow survived the lethal dose of poison, would certainly think a few times before attempting to chow down on the colorful crawler again.
He is cooking up a dictatorship in Malacaaang, with his unwanted, unappetizing and poisonous recipes," Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay said of the protest that culminated following the botched peace talks with communist rebels and the President branding them as terrorists.
by Times News Service A little squeeze of lemon juice can keep apple slices from looking unappetizing.
Tired and hungry after class and rehearsal, and faced with unappetizing dining hall options, I ate bowl after bowl.