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uninviting

[ uhn-in-vahy-ting ]

adjective

  1. not inviting; inviting; unpleasant:

    a region with an uninviting climate.

    Synonyms: unattractive, unappealing, disagreeable



uninviting

/ ˌʌnɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ /

adjective

  1. not tempting, alluring, or attractive


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Other Words From

  • unin·viting·ly adverb
  • unin·viting·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of uninviting1

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

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Example Sentences

Over the next two decades, people ate, drank, and smoked under those uninviting gateways.

Second,tourism industries worldwide never advertise the uninviting or unpalatable side to their tourist destinations.

The banks on the American side, where we knew we had safe passage, looked uninviting—covered with a wall of forbidding plants.

The bed was so untidy and uninviting that she would not lie down on it, so she made them bring in an old armchair.

Last section of East arte should go; but rocks up to the shoulder are uninviting.

Every window reflected back the same blank uninviting gloom.

On the left the country varied between flat and upland, but was hardly less uninviting.

The extremes of climate, and our uninviting roads, discourage open air exercise, and comparatively few have much time to go out.

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