When MTV News confronted Hill in March with the unflattering response to his casting, he laughed it off.
They want to reduce you to unflattering stories; instead, you overwhelm them with unforgettable pantomimes.
The New York Observer was working on an unflattering story about Ailes, he told Lewis.
Michaele had bitterly complained about the editing in Real Housewives, which tended to reveal her in an unflattering light.
Sure, Santorum managed to lure Romney into an unflattering scuffle over felon voting rights.
Some of them, from sheer lack of anything new to say, have set upon each other in the most unflattering terms.
He is a rival before whom your senses wince as before some unflattering image.
He gave a most unflattering account of the king, and of Frederick, prince of Wales, and their family squabbles.
He was apologetic for his unflattering doubt, but of what sort was she?
"But you are not a responsible person," burst out Mrs. King with unflattering candor.
early 13c., from Old French flater "to flatter" (13c.), originally "stroke with the hand, caress," from Frankish *flat "palm, flat of the hand" (see flat (adj.)). "[O]ne of many imitative verbs beginning with fl- and denoting unsteady or light, repeated movement" [Liberman]. Related: Flattered; flattering.