• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unappealing not able to attract favorable attention "they have made the place as unappealing as possible","was forced to talk to his singularly unappealing hostess"
    • adj unappealing (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings "all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic"
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In literature:

The firmness with which the men mouthed their cigars made the lower part of their faces expressionless, heavy, unappealing.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
His ceilings were frescoed and figured in most extravagant, but unappealing designs.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
The seemingly unappealing Mars-normal ragout suited his current tastes better, after all.
"Badge of Infamy" by Lester del Rey
The whole lyric is based on nothingness, or else on a self-consciousness peculiarly unappealing.
"Browning's Heroines" by Ethel Colburn Mayne
The risk of choosing for our symbol a mere arbitrary invention is that it should remain thin and cold and unappealing.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
The transepts are square boxlike protuberances, which link the choir with the nave in most unappealing fashion.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
The altars, other than the above, are garish and unappealing.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun

In poetry:

The tall slaves bow if that capricious King
But glances as he passes;
Their dark hoods drawing over abashed faces
They bow humbly, unappealingly.
The dark robes round their shuddering bodies cling,
They bow and but whisper as he passes.
"The Slaves" by John Freeman
They have not learned to look into his eyes,
If he insults to answer,
To stand with head erect and angry arching bosom:
They bow humbly, unappealingly,
As though he mastered earth and the violet inky skies,
And whisper piteously for only answer.
"The Slaves" by John Freeman

In news:

It is in possibly the most unappealing shopping center ever.
Last week I wrote that I was no longer going to blog this show because it had become so dark and unappealing.
Although my FB is flooded with very unappealing photos, like no make up…fat pics, just woke up pics, pics full of cellulite.etc.
How is it that what so many Westerners see as the most unappealing and premodern aspect of Islam is, to many Muslims, the vibrant, attractive core of a global movement of Islamic revival.
After we had recovered from the slam last night at the Wine Bar, a coworker and I were talking about how unappealing certain wines were during these warm, beautiful summer-esque months.
News Australia Finds a Way to Make Smoking More Unappealing , US To Follow.
Romney's gloom unappealing to voters.
Many students and parents have reacted strongly to National School Lunch Program updates introduced this year that mandate calorie limits and more fruits and vegetables, saying the meals are unappealing or leave kids hungry.
While the list of all that is wonderful about having sex is long, there are a few, let's say, unappealing aspects as well.
While Thanksgiving-night sales might be just a post-turkey pursuit for some, others find the sales as unappealing as an unwelcome fruitcake.
While the thought of getting a shot is unappealing to most people, for Loretta A.
NewBrandAnalytics scours social media feedback to help the food industry identify operational issues ranging from unappealing drinks to inconsistent chefs.
With the flavor of cherry (tasted fake, unappealing and nothing like the flavor of fresh cherries), a 1-cup serving has 100 calories and 10 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin E.
Most unappealing restaurant facade in Park West.
Until recently, the choices were equally unappealing: Spend workdays in the same cubicle farm alongside the same colleagues or forgo the corporate environment for solitary workspace at home or the neighborhood coffee shop.

In science:

We will argue that this view provides a justification for information language as applied to genes, and that it also resolves the apparent and unappealing symmetries of (1) mutual information between genes and phenotype and (2) the parity thesis.
The transmission sense of information
First, the requirement of a canonical kinetic term forces the use of unappealing functional forms: the simplest model we found had B as a Gaussian in φ.
Trispectrum versus Bispectrum in Single-Field Inflation
TeV in mass which some may find phenomenologically unappealing.
Dirac Gauginos, Negative Supertraces and Gauge Mediation
The intellectual content of science, understood in this SE way, tends to be technical, esoteric, unintelligible and unappealing to many pupils, students and members of the public.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
The restriction to models with only a random intercept is somewhat unappealing for longitudinal studies, as the degree of association among a pair of repeated measures from two different time points typically depends on their time separation.
A generalized linear mixed model for longitudinal binary data with a marginal logit link function