verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of flatter1
Examples from the Web for unflattering
Contemporary Examples of unflattering
She died before they started shooting season two, and an unflattering caricature was included immediately.When Eva Braun Met Anna Nicole Smith
October 26, 2014
The beef began three days ago, when Snoop posted an unflattering Iggy meme to his Instagram.
The Artist Formerly Known as Snoop Lion posts an unflattering meme of Iggy Azalea and all hell breaks loose.
The self-portraits in particular confounded the art world, who reviewed them in unflattering terms like “naïve” and “pedestrian.”This Is Where George W. Bush Paints
July 11, 2014
Either way, the pressure is on—which has a way of squeezing, straining, and stretching a series into strange, unflattering shapes.Why ‘The Americans’ Is the Best Spy Show on TV
February 26, 2014
Historical Examples of unflattering
Already he could feel that hate was a strong passion, not unflattering to its object.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
"I never heard her say anything about you," Theodora said, with unflattering directness.Teddy: Her Book
Anna Chapin Ray
He is a rival before whom your senses wince as before some unflattering image.Fantazius Mallare
He was apologetic for his unflattering doubt, but of what sort was she?The Trail of the Hawk
"You're an utter ass," said Clint with unflattering conviction.Left Guard Gilbert
Ralph Henry Barbour
Word Origin for flatter
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.