uninviting

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

Origin:
1680–90; un-1 + inviting

uninvitingly, adverb
uninvitingness, noun


unappealing, unattractive, disagreeable.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To uninviting
Collins
World English Dictionary
uninviting (ˌʌnɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ)
 
adj
not tempting, alluring, or attractive

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
On its own, the minimalist sofa can be somewhat stark and uninviting.
It rippled thickly in the bowl, dark and hot and uninviting.
For managers, vertical integration carries the uninviting prospect of forcing
  them to operate outside their comfort zones.
On the other hand, the role of students-turned-émigrés must also have looked
  uninviting.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;