Definitions

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  • adj. Not likable

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
  • adj. difficult or impossible to like

Etymologies

From un- + like + -able. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I forgive them for that and their behaviour because In the end it comes down to the fact that everyone is insecure, and conveys their insecurity sometimes in unlikable and irritating ways when they are various situations.

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  • "The incident may have helped humanize a candidate whom many voters have called unlikable," the Journal says.

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  • In fact, I bet in high school I would have dismissed it as I did so many books I was forced to read as being boring and having 'unlikable' characters.

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  • It's hard to imagine Giuliani not leading the "unlikable" category!

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  • The more time and energy they spend on depicting Sen. Clinton or any other Democrat as "unlikable," all we have to do is remind them of the "likable" goof who's been sitting in the Oval Office for the last six years.

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  • I began writing a chick lit and my Fearless Leader and groupies all women over 50 btwsaid my protag was "unlikable" if she was 35 and doing the things she was doing.

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  • OK, I know "unlikable" isn't the right word, because obviously many people DO like her.

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  • Allison Iraheta hit it out of the park, and for once the judges supported her (well, except for Simon who blamed her for seeming "unlikable").

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  • And I'll get all over that "unlikable" thing right after I've finished dealing with that personal hygiene problem you just told me I have.

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  • Meanwhile, Denny thought things would work out for Alan since the client looked kind of unlikable and the jury would most likely rule against him.

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