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unprepossessing (ˌʌnpriːpəˈzɛsɪŋ Pronunciation for unprepossessing

Definitions

adjective

  1. not creating a favourable impression; unattractive

Synonyms

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= unattractive, unpleasant, unappealing, unsightly, uninviting, scuzzy

Example Sentences Including 'unprepossessing'

A squat, unprepossessing face, moustache, tiny round glasses that gave an intellectual air.
Nabb, Magdalen, Vagheggi, Paolo Prosecutor
As a physical artifact," [A Novel by Ken Sparling]" is decidedly unprepossessing.
Globe and Mail (2003)
His guide suddenly stopped before a delapidated café; outwardly, at least, it was unprepossessing in the extreme.
Maclean, Alistair The Lonely Sea
His unprepossessing appearance and considerable charm belied his ruthless negotiating ability and enthusiasm for litigation.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
In less than two decades this unprepossessing weed with white flowers has risen from obscurity to become the megastar of plant science.
New Scientist (1998)
Quite how Neville has managed to find such an unprepossessing place for a party is beyond me.
Alex George LOVE YOU MADLY (2002)
Somehow Dipendra got hold of both sets of charts and took them to an unprepossessing house up a side lane in Dilli Bazaar.
Jonathan Gregson BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)
They abandoned him when he was six to be brought up by his paternal grandmother in an unprepossessing suburb of Paris.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Which of course has brought uptown folk in droves to this most unprepossessing of neighbourhoods southwest of King and Bathurst Streets.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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