Synonyms of 'unflattering'
He depicted the town's families in an unflattering light.
The knee-length dresses were unflattering and ugly.
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a candid account of her life as a drug addict
If you are honest in a particular situation, you tell the complete truth or give your sincere opinion, even if this is not very pleasant.
I was honest about what I was doing.
If you describe someone as plain, you think they look ordinary and not at all beautiful.
a shy, rather plain girl with a pale complexion
Thesaurus for unflattering from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you describe something as unflattering , you mean that it makes a person or thing seem less attractive than they really are.