Meaning of unappetizing in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈapɪtʌɪzɪŋ/

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(also British unappetising)
  • Not inviting or attractive; unwholesome.

    ‘an unappetizing leg of chicken’
    • ‘he manages to camouflage the more unappetizing elements of the story’
    • ‘Mr Gray has previously called for supermarkets to stock more British fruit and he even branded French apples tasteless and unappetising.’
    • ‘Love is the salt of life and without it, life would be tasteless and unappetising.’
    • ‘First off, Goddard is much too old to be playing the mother of young children and Matthew Cottle makes a far from attractive Clive, so this illicit coupling is as unappetising as it is unconvincing.’
    • ‘Indeed, this is one retelling of the classic children's story that feels inert, unappetizing, and downright revolting.’
    • ‘The first time he made it the soup looked so oxidised and grey and unappetising, but the flavour was mind-blowing, like having 15 artichokes in every spoonful.’
    • ‘If you find this unappetizing, allow me to introduce you to the vegetarian ‘chicken nuggets’ that you find in the freezer section of your store.’
    • ‘The broth was loaded with salt and the eggs had not been properly beaten before they were introduced into the soup, leaving a rather unappetizing floating mass of semi-scrambled egg.’
    • ‘It tasted peculiarly watery and unappetizing.’
    • ‘Once unfurled, the fronds produce a more bitter, unappetizing flavor.’
    • ‘Absolutely flavorless, the lukewarm, mealy bracelet turns into an unappetizing gum once it hits the mouth.’
    • ‘Afterward Bob takes Charlotte to lunch at a restaurant whose menu of raw fish is so unappetizing as to make him wish for his own hibachi.’
    • ‘These somewhat unappetizing words do not in any way reflect on the actual mouthwatering, buttery goodness of Lobster Fest.’
    • ‘The slices of beef are tender and tasty, but the greens are dressed with an unappetizing, watery soy-sesame dressing.’
    • ‘She, however, wanted to show me how unappetizing the food was and how cramped the living conditions were.’
    • ‘Look at all those wires running up and down the walls, entwined like over-cooked spaghetti on an unappetizing plate.’
    • ‘And on substance, Dershowitz has a very good point, as unappetizing as that point is.’
    • ‘That's an unappetizing thought, but it's the sort of thing that may soon be forced down our throats.’
    • ‘That's probably because the choices facing them are so unappetizing.’
    • ‘Which makes one wonder why the language of wine tasting has become so downright unappetizing.’
    • ‘Throw in a generous helping of parochial interests, and the result is an overcooked and unappetizing stew.’
    unpalatable, uninviting, unappealing, unpleasant, off-putting, disagreeable, distasteful, unsavoury, insipid, tasteless, flavourless, unattractive, uninteresting, dull
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