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unappetizing Line breaks: un|appe¦tiz|ing
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈapɪtʌɪzɪŋ/
(also unappetising)

Definition of unappetizing in English:


Not inviting or attractive; unwholesome: an unappetizing leg of chicken one of the unappetizing features of politics
More example sentences
  • Mr Gray has previously called for supermarkets to stock more British fruit and he even branded French apples tasteless and unappetising.
  • Love is the salt of life and without it, life would be tasteless and unappetising.
  • First off, Goddard is much too old to be playing the mother of young children and Matthew Cottle makes a far from attractive Clive, so this illicit coupling is as unappetising as it is unconvincing.
inedible, uneatable, revolting, nauseating, foul, nasty, detestable, loathsome, abhorrent
informal yucky, sick-making, gross


Example sentences
  • Incidentally, the chard lasted all winter and, although the leaves looked unappetisingly tatty, it was good to have something interesting in the garden.
  • The lucky recipient would then chew upon the remaining flesh of the fruit before it went completely and unappetisingly brown from contact with the air, like a dog gnawing a bone dropped from the master's table.
  • The onions in the accompanying ‘onion jam’ however, had been more candied than caramelised which left them unappetisingly crunchy with all the colour of glue.
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