1. something unattractive or unpleasant
it looked uninviting
'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."