- attraction sphere,
- attractive nuisance,
Origin of attractive
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.
They usually find whining to be an unattractive quality best left to toddlers and MSNBC hosts.
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|Marlow Stern|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the truth is, ah, unattractive, you give a general answer.
The clothes, particularly those shipped to the American market, became unfashionable, unattractive, and unwearable.
This is another dingy moth, whose general appearance is so unattractive that the tyro might be inclined to neglect it.Butterflies and Moths|William S. Furneaux
Many trees had been cut, but there remained enough for shade; the fields bore the ragged, unattractive appearance of old.The Harvester|Gene Stratton Porter
If Helen were commonplace and unattractive his task would be comparatively easy.The Sins of the Father|Thomas Dixon
The idea of his story was not an unattractive one—to a certain sort of writer.
In excess it renders one "too smooth" and "oily;" while its deficiency renders one boorish, unattractive and disagreeable.How to Read Human Nature|William Walker Atkinson
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.