uninviting

[ uhn-in-vahy-ting ]
/ ˌʌn ɪnˈvaɪ tɪŋ /

adjective

not inviting; unpleasant: a region with an uninviting climate.

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Origin of uninviting

First recorded in 1680–90; un-1 + inviting

OTHER WORDS FROM uninviting

un·in·vit·ing·ly, adverbun·in·vit·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uninviting

uninviting
/ (ˌʌnɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

not tempting, alluring, or attractive
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