Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) something unattractive or unpleasant
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    • it looked uninviting
  • Analysis
    '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."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    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.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    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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