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uninviting

[uhn-in-vahy-ting]
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adjective
  1. not inviting; unpleasant: a region with an uninviting climate.
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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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Related Words for uninviting

awful, bad, disgusting, distasteful, nasty, nauseating, offensive, repulsive, rotten, sickening, sour, unappealing, unappetizing, unpalatable, unpleasant, displeasing

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British Dictionary definitions for uninviting

uninviting

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

adj.

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

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