unattractive

Unattractive means "unappealing" or "ugly." The cake you baked for you best friend's birthday may be lopsided and unattractive, but she won't care if it tastes delicious.

It's not very nice to describe people as unattractive — you're basically saying they're not pretty or handsome. But inanimate objects can also be unattractive if they're not pleasant to look at, like the unattractive cactus on your coffee table. And other things are unattractive because they offer no benefits or advantages: "I wanted that job until he offered me an unattractive salary."

Definitions of unattractive
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adj not appealing to the senses

Synonyms:
untempting
uninviting
neither attractive nor tempting

adj lacking beauty or charm

“as unattractive as most mining regions”
Synonyms:
homely, plain
lacking in physical beauty or proportion
subfusc
devoid of brightness or appeal
unprepossessing, unpresentable
creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression
ugly
displeasing to the senses
uninviting
neither attractive nor tempting
unseductive
not seductive
Antonyms:
attractive
pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating
capturing interest as if by a spell
charismatic, magnetic
possessing an extraordinary ability to attract
cunning, cute
attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
dinky
(British informal) pretty and neat
engaging, piquant
attracting or delighting
fetching, taking, winning
very attractive; capturing interest
glossy, showy
superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense
hypnotic, mesmeric, mesmerizing, spellbinding
attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
irresistible
overpoweringly attractive
personable
(of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality
photogenic
looking attractive in photographs
prepossessing
creating a favorable impression
winsome
charming in a childlike or naive way
beautiful
delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
inviting
attractive and tempting
pleasing
giving pleasure and satisfaction
seductive
tending to entice into a desired action or state
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adj lacking power to arouse interest

“being unemployed is a most unattractive prospect”
Synonyms:
unappealing
not able to attract favorable attention

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