Definition of unwelcoming in English:

unwelcoming

Syllabification: un·wel·com·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈwelkəmiNG
 
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adjective

1Having an inhospitable or uninviting atmosphere or appearance: Jean crept into her cold and unwelcoming bed
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  • At first I thought Minnesota was going to be some very remote place, unwelcoming and inhospitable.
  • Namibia's barren and unwelcoming coastlines served as a natural deterrent to the ambitions of European explorers.
  • Her huge house was lonely and unwelcoming at night.
1.1(Of a person or their manner) not friendly toward someone arriving or approaching.
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  • He says time and again that it is not wrong to fear a young black man walking towards you with a North Face jacket, Timberland boots and an unwelcoming expression.
  • ‘You are uninvited Sash, get out now,’ I said warningly, striding over to where he sat and looking down on him with the most unwelcoming expression I could muster.
  • What had promised to be a cozy stop for the night proved to be a wide, barren space with a few buildings forming a ring around the well and only a few unwelcoming people to populate it.

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