Definition of unappetizing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈapəˌtīziNG/


Not inviting or attractive; unwholesome.
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.
unpalatable, uninviting, unappealing, unpleasant, off-putting, disagreeable, distasteful, unsavory, insipid, tasteless, flavorless, dull;
inedible, uneatable, revolting
informal yucky, 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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Syllabification: un·ap·pe·tiz·ing

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