uninviting

Meaning(s)

1. something unattractive or unpleasant

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it looked uninviting

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'Uninviting' is an adjective used to describe something that is not an attractive prospect or which is not tempting. This adjective is used especially to describe a place that you might not want to spend time in or a group of people who are not welcoming. "The hotel room was bleak, dark and had old, dirty furniture, it was uninviting." "Their stern faces made the committee seem uninviting."

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  1. She changed her mind about swimming in the sea. The large waves looked most uninviting
  2. The isolated house was cold and damp. It was a miserable, uninviting place.

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  1. The interior designer has said our current client reception area is clinical and uninviting and I think she's right.
  2. The reception at the conference was formal and uninviting. Nobody stayed around for long.

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