unlikable


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Adj.1.unlikable - (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelingsunlikable - (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.unlikable - difficult or impossible to likeunlikable - difficult or impossible to like; "a disagreeable and unlikable old woman"
disliked - regarded with aversion; "he was intensely disliked"
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