Definition of uninviting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnɪnˈvʌɪtɪŋ/


(Especially of a place or prospect) not attractive: the house was dark and uninviting
More example sentences
  • The theatre, although Grand in name, lacks many of the facilities modern-day audiences have come to expect and staff are the first to admit a visit can be an uninviting prospect.
  • Failure in this regard may mean that Bulgaria's delegation may find Prague in November to be a cold and uninviting place.
  • We should remember why the whole sculpture in the forest thing started - through the recognition of a vast and unexplored opportunity to enhance the pleasure of a visit to what many saw previously as an uninviting plantation.
bleak, cheerless, joyless, dreary, dismal, depressing, grim, comfortless, inhospitable;
repellent, revolting, repugnant
informal off-putting



Example sentences
  • Ropes to climb the wall with dangled down uninvitingly.
  • The astronomy room was just as Tim had pictured it: uninvitingly dark, lit by glowing models, charts and diagrams.
  • After uninvitingly involving himself in our conversation, he stirred it to a different path where I had not ground.

Words that rhyme with uninviting

backlighting, lighting, self-righting, sighting, unexciting, whiting, writing

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