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English definition of “unflattering”

unflattering

adjective uk   /ʌnˈflæt.ər.ɪŋ/ us    /-ˈflæt̬.ɚ-/
making someone look less attractive or seem worse than usual: an unflattering photo/dress/colour The book portrays her in a most unflattering light.
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