- not inviting; unpleasant: a region with an uninviting climate.
Origin of uninviting
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unappealing, unattractive, disagreeable.
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Examples from the Web for uninviting
Second,tourism industries worldwide never advertise the uninviting or unpalatable side to their tourist destinations.A Trojan Horse in CUNY’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies?
July 19, 2012
If its exterior were uninviting, the scene as we entered was sinister.Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled
Slowly the vessels coasted along the uninviting shore, looking in vain for any inlet or any river's mouth.
The scenery of the river is flat and uninviting, but eminently characteristic.In Eastern Seas
J. J. Smith
The surface of Greenland was cold, dreary, and uninviting to a degree.Doctor Jones' Picnic
S. E. Chapman
The culs-de-sac, uninviting to eye and nose, were as Italian as the church.Riviera Towns
Herbert Adams Gibbons
- not tempting, alluring, or attractive
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Word Origin and History for uninviting
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