unappealing

Something that's unappealing isn't inviting or interesting to you, like an unappealing bowl of cold brussels sprouts. Yuck.

If you've got to decide between cleaning the bathroom and taking out the trash, you could call those two unappealing choices. And if your family plans to vacation at a working farm instead of Disney World, that may also sound unappealing. Anything unappealing doesn't please you or catch your interest. This word is formed by adding the prefix un- ("not") to appealing, which can be traced back to a Latin root meaning "to summon."

Definitions of unappealing
  1. adjective
    not able to attract favorable attention
    “they have made the place as unappealing as possible”
    “was forced to talk to his singularly unappealing hostess”
    Synonyms:
    off-putting
    tending to repel
    unattractive
    lacking power to arouse interest
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    Antonyms:
    appealing
    able to attract interest or draw favorable attention
    attention-getting, catchy
    likely to attract attention
    attractive
    having power to arouse interest
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  2. adjective
    (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
    synonyms: unlikable, unlikeable, unsympathetic
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    Antonyms:
    appealing, likable, likeable, sympathetic
    (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
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