- providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality.
- arousing interest or engaging one's thought, consideration, etc.: an attractive idea; an attractive price.
- having the quality of attracting.
Origin of attractive
Related Wordsrepugnant, repulsive, disgusting, unappealing, beastly, deformed, frightful, gross, grotesque, hideous, homely, monstrous, plain, repelling, revolting, unsightly, horrid, unalluring
Examples from the Web for unattractive
It just changed into something quite dark and unattractive with Clay, and was a unique moment in my artistic career.Ron Perlman's Secret Suicide Attempt
October 28, 2014
They usually find whining to be an unattractive quality best left to toddlers and MSNBC hosts.Chris McDaniel Confirms the Worst GOP Stereotypes
July 8, 2014
In the film, his pals fondly recall the critic bringing through a carousel of unattractive women.‘Life Itself’: A Fitting, Heartrending Tribute to Cinema’s Great Appreciator Roger Ebert
July 2, 2014
If the truth is, ah, unattractive, you give a general answer.Just Say No (Special Prosecutor)
May 23, 2013
The clothes, particularly those shipped to the American market, became unfashionable, unattractive, and unwearable.Benetton’s Rebirth
September 23, 2012
The fruit is unattractive in appearance, and the quality is not high.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
It was always to the most unlovable and unattractive that Angela's heart went out.The Carroll Girls
As somebody remarked cynically once, she was too unattractive to be anything else.Victory
She is quieter in her movements and her shyness is not unattractive.The Choice of Life
We had no idea how long this unattractive place might be our home.From Plotzk to Boston
- not appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
- not arousing interestan unattractive proposition
- appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
- arousing interestan attractive opportunity
- possessing the ability to draw or pullan attractive force
Word Origin and History for unattractive
late 14c., "absorptive," from Middle French attractif (14c.), from attract-, past participle stem of attrahere (see attract). Meaning "having the quality of drawing people's eye or interest" is from 1580s; sense of "pleasing, alluring" is from c.1600. Related: Attractively; attractiveness.