Definitions

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  • adj. Not endearing.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ endearing

Examples

  • Neither of the two young batsmen thought to be top of the queue eventually to replace the aging Australian top order, were able to make a compelling case for early inclusion with Bresnan, occasionally wayward, turning Callum Ferguson inside out, and Shahzad snaring Usman Khawaja, offering him an unendearing send-off in the process.

    Ashes 2010: England's back-up bowlers state claims against Australia A

  • The updates on meeting schedules posted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors account, with its strictly business mien, is tragically unendearing by comparison.

    Is Social Media Helping or Hurting California Politics?

  • His personality was as unendearing as his looks... pompous, patronising, pontificating.

    Bum and Bummer

  • In the light of his pathological inability to see beyond the literal meaning on the page to any intended but inaccurately expressed meaning this is unsurprising, but also unendearing.

    Stanisław Leśniewski

  • Some think the characters are great, some find them--especially Alison--distant and unendearing.

    grr

  • Besides being quite casual in respect to other people's property, kenders have another unendearing characteristic known as the "taunt."

    Dragons of Winter Night

  • Who would have thought she could have loved her unendearing husband?

    The Leper of Saint Giles

  • Bink was glad to have given encouragement, though the golem's unendearing little mannerisms remained evident.

    The Source of Magic

  • Why he should care about it all, he hardly knew; like Leo himself, he found her nowadays often only tiresome and silly and ill-behaved and certainly her accusation of Helen, however much the outcome of shock and hysteria, had been an unendearing episode.

    Tour de Force

  • In spite of this unendearing circumstance, I am bound to say that I fail to perceive any very marked difference between them.

    Maria Edgeworth

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