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UNAPPEALING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unappealing mean? 

UNAPPEALING (adjective)
  The adjective UNAPPEALING has 2 senses:

1. (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
2. not able to attract favorable attention

  Familiarity information: UNAPPEALING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNAPPEALING (adjective)


Sense 1unappealing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings

Synonyms:

unappealing; unlikable; unlikeable; unsympathetic

Context example:

all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic

Domain category:

drama (the literary genre of works intended for the theater)


Sense 2unappealing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not able to attract favorable attention

Context examples:

they have made the place as unappealing as possible / was forced to talk to his singularly unappealing hostess

Similar:

off-putting (tending to repel)

unattractive (lacking power to arouse interest)

Antonym:

appealing (able to attract interest or draw favorable attention)


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