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English definition of “unattractive”


adjective     /ˌʌn.əˈtræk.tɪv/
B2 unpleasant to look at: This is modern architecture at its most unattractive. He was short and overweight and generally fairly unattractive.Not attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant C1 having no good or positive features: The options were decidedly unattractive.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad unattractively     /-li/ adverb Not attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
(Definition of unattractive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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