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I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive.
Patty Duke

Meaning of "unattractive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNATTRACTIVE

unattractive  [ˌʌnəˈtræktɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNATTRACTIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unattractive is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNATTRACTIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

unattractive

Beauty

Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, sociology, social psychology, and culture. An "ideal beauty" is an entity which is admired, or possesses features widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture, for perfection. The experience of "beauty" often involves an interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature, which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being. Because this can be a subjective experience, it is often said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." There is evidence that perceptions of beauty are evolutionarily determined, that things, aspects of people and landscapes considered beautiful are typically found in situations likely to give enhanced survival of the perceiving human's genes.

Definition of unattractive in the English dictionary

The definition of unattractive in the dictionary is not appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc. Other definition of unattractive is not arousing interest.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNATTRACTIVE


abstractive
æbˈstræktɪv
active
ˈæktɪv
attractive
əˈtræktɪv
contractive
kənˈtræktɪv
detractive
dɪˈtræktɪv
diffractive
dɪˈfræktɪv
distractive
dɪsˈtræktɪv
extractive
ɪkˈstræktɪv
inactive
ɪnˈæktɪv
interactive
ˌɪntərˈæktɪv
overactive
ˌəʊvərˈæktɪv
photorefractive
ˌfəʊtəʊrɪˈfræktɪv
proactive
prəʊˈæktɪv
protractive
prəˈtræktɪv
radioactive
ˌreɪdɪəʊˈæktɪv
reactive
rɪˈæktɪv
refractive
rɪˈfræktɪv
retractive
rɪˈtræktɪv
subtractive
səbˈtræktɪv
tractive
ˈtræktɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNATTRACTIVE

unathletic
unatonable
unatoned
unattached
unattainable
unattainably
unattainted
unattempted
unattended
unattending
unattentive
unattenuated
unattested
unattired
unattractively
unattractiveness
unattributable
unattributed
unattuned
unau

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNATTRACTIVE

addictive
alternative
collective
constrictive
cost-effective
defective
destructive
detective
directive
distinctive
effective
objective
perspective
productive
prospective
protective
reflective
reproductive
respective
selective
subjective

Synonyms and antonyms of unattractive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNATTRACTIVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unattractive» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unattractive

Translation of «unattractive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNATTRACTIVE

Find out the translation of unattractive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unattractive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unattractive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 不吸引人的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poco atractivo
570 millions of speakers

English

unattractive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बदसूरत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غير جذابة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

непривлекательным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sem atrativos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনাকর্ষণীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

peu séduisant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak menarik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unattraktiv
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

魅力のない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

볼품없는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unattractive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không hấp dẫn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடினமான ஒரு விஷயமாக மாற்றப்பட்டது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनैतिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çirkin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

poco attraente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieatrakcyjne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

непривабливим
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

neatractive
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελκυστική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onaantreklike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oattraktivt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skjemmende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unattractive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNATTRACTIVE»

The term «unattractive» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.328 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNATTRACTIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unattractive

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNATTRACTIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unattractive.
1
Amy Adams
As an actress people always tease me like: if there's anything you can do to make yourself unattractive you will do it.
2
Rae Dawn Chong
Unattractive people are more obsessed with looks.
3
Clayton Christensen
A disruptive innovation is a technologically simple innovation in the form of a product, service, or business model that takes root in a tier of the market that is unattractive to the established leaders in an industry.
4
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Most female actresses will have a very difficult time being made unattractive.
5
Whitney Cummings
I did some pretty embarrassing modeling, like catalogs and QVC. I know there's probably a stereotype where all pretty girls think they're unattractive, but modeling is the worst thing for your self-esteem, because you're never pretty enough, you're never thin enough.
6
Edward Dahlberg
Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue.
7
Patty Duke
I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive.
8
Denholm Elliott
The conventionality of the English is something I find unattractive - the whole lack of joy in the physical.
9
Jane Goldman
I've yet to meet a bitter teenager. Bitterness, jealousy and jadedness, I think, are the most unattractive qualities in a person, and unfortunately they do seem to come with age.
10
Graham Greene
Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNATTRACTIVE»

Discover the use of unattractive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unattractive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Physical Appearance and Gender: Sociobiological and ...
Unattractive females were more likely to be perceived as supporting feminism than were attractive females (Goldberg, Gottesdiener & Abramson 1975; Ja- cobson & Koch 1978). However, the opposite relationship and no relationship have ...
Linda A. Jackson, 1992
2
Plain Ugly: The Unattractive Body in Early Modern Culture
The book focuses closely on English literary culture but also engages with wider European perspectives, drawing on a wide array of primary sources including Italian and other European visual art.
Naomi Baker, 2010
3
Craniofacial Anomalies: Psychological Perspectives
Observational studies of attractive and unattractive preschool children suggest that more attractive children spend significantly more time engaging in interactions with their peers than do less attractive children, who more often play alone ...
Rebecca A. Eder, 1995
4
Hostility Toward the Unattractive
Hostility toward the Unattractive: Challenging Current "Sexual Harassment" Law.
Richmond West, 2013
5
The Psychology of Stereotyping
Adolescents who are unattractive are more likely than their unattractive peers to be involved in crimes and to be in trouble in school (Agnew, 1984; Cavior, Hayes, & Cavior, 1974; Cavior & Howard, 1973), and correctable facial abnormalities ...
David J. Schneider, 2004
6
Perfectly Prep : Gender Extremes at a New England Prep ...
Whereas the girls use many terms referring to dirt or filth to describe the unattractive males, the boys use many terms referring to animals and sexual promiscuity to describe unattractive females. The boys also have a limited number of terms for ...
Sarah A. Chase Department of Anthropology Brown University, 2008
7
Ornament of Reason: The Great Commentary to Nagarjuna's Root ...
How could they contain any actual element, any real thing (since both “element” and “thing” are among the meanings of the Sanskrit bhava), that has attractive or unattractive features? Indeed, there are no real attractive or unattractive entities.
Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü, 2011
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ADV EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Men faced with the prospect of getting acquainted with unattractive women formed images of rather unsociable, awkward, serious, and socially inept creatures. Moreover, the men had very different styles of getting acquainted with women they ...
Berkowitz, Roger, Leonard Berkowitz, 1984
9
Readings in Managerial Psychology
It did not take long to discover, for example, that people have very different ways of treating those whom they regard as physically attractive and those whom they consider physically unattractive, and that these differences tend to bring out ...
Harold J. Leavitt, Louis R. Pondy, David M. Boje, 1989
10
New Research on Social Perception
for the unattractive couples, t(59) = 3.59, p < .001, with no difference observed between the attractive and unattractive couples 50 years later. Both attractive and unattractive couples were expected to experience a decline in health (ts(59) ...
John A. Zebrowski, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNATTRACTIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unattractive is used in the context of the following news items.
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Laura Mvula: I grew up thinking I was unattractive
Stunning singer Laura Mvula has revealed how she grew up thinking she was unattractive because of her skin colour and body shape. And she says she still ... «Birmingham Mail, Jun 15»
2
Women Less Forgiving Toward Unattractive Men: Study
In another sign that people tend to judge one another based on physical appearance, a new study claims that women tend to exhibit bias against unattractive ... «International Business Times, May 15»
3
Cleric to President-elect: Make corruption unattractive
A cleric, Rt. Rev David Onuoha, yesterday urged President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to put in place proactive measures to make corruption unattractive. «Daily Sun, May 15»
4
Rejection by attractive suitor makes women to distance themselves …
According to a new study, it's not so simple: Rejection by an attractive man actually led women to socially distance themselves from an unattractive man, even ... «News-Medical.net, May 15»
5
The Sad Cycle of Romantic Rejection
In two studies, "rejection by an attractive man also led to derogation of, and distancing from, an unattractive man—even when that unattractive man offered ... «Pacific Standard, May 15»
6
Denise Lewis: It's crazy that girls see muscles as unattractive
“But there's this misconception around young girls that they will build up muscle and look unattractive. In magazines and videos the women are all very lithe and ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 15»
7
Margot Robbie grew up "feeling very unattractive"
Actress Margot Robbie has said she grew up "feeling very unattractive" and is glad her role in The Wolf of Wall Street was a "glamorous" one. When asked about ... «RTE.ie, Feb 15»
8
South Korea Cosmetics Firms Look Good in Unattractive Market
Rachel Hui has traveled from Hong Kong to South Korea twice this year, splurging on items such as high-end facial creams and popular fashion goods by some ... «Wall Street Journal, Nov 14»
9
Morgan Stanley Sees Unattractive Risk-Reward For America Movil …
With the stock near our Bull Case, we find the risk-reward unattractive and reiterate our Underweight and $19 PT.” America Movil SAB de CV closed on Friday at ... «Benzinga, Sep 14»
10
Judge: Man fired for coaching employee to be 'unattractive' can't …
CEDAR RAPIDS — An Iowa administrative law judge has ruled a man fired for coaching an employee to make herself unattractive by wearing baggy clothes ... «KCRG, Aug 14»

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