uninviting

[uhn-in-vahy-ting]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. uninteresting,
  2. uninterrupted,
  3. uninterrupted suture,
  4. uninucleate,
  5. uninvited,
  6. uninvolved,
  7. uniocular,
  8. uniocular hemianopsia,
  9. union,
  10. union buster

Origin of uninviting

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

Related formsun·in·vit·ing·ly, adverbun·in·vit·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for uninviting

uninviting

adjective

not tempting, alluring, or attractive
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Word Origin and History for uninviting

uninviting

adj.

1680s, from un- (1) + inviting.

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