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English definition of “unflattering”

unflattering

adjective     /ʌnˈflæt.ər.ɪŋ/ US  /-ˈflæt̬.ɚ-/
making someone look less attractive or seem worse than they usually do: an unflattering photo/dress/colour The book portrays her in a most unflattering light.The style, appearance, and make-up of clothesNot attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
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