Definition of unflattering in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈfladəriNG/


Not flattering: the reviews of the book were very unflattering an unflattering portrait
More example sentences
  • The historical records that paint such an unflattering portrait of the town have just been released on the internet.
  • My fears of an unflattering portrait with a Pinocchio nose begin to recede.
  • I think there is a lot of truth in that statement even if it does paint an unflattering portrait.
unfavorable, uncomplimentary, harsh, unsympathetic, critical, negative, hostile, scathing
unattractive, unbecoming, unsightly, ugly, homely, plain, ill-fitting
informal butt ugly



Pronunciation: /ənˈfladəriNGlē/
Example sentences
  • He was appointed in 2002 to pull Grendon into the mainstream of the prison system, and speaks unflatteringly of what he found when he arrived.
  • She had commented unflatteringly on his previous girlfriend.
  • The slightest miscue was liable to be unflatteringly magnified.

Words that rhyme with unflattering


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Syllabification: un·flat·ter·ing

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