from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Acknowledging few or no good aspects; unfavorable: gave the film an unflattering review.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not flattering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not flattering, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing or representing unfavorably
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Make sure most of it comes in unflattering colours and atrocious prints you wouldn't have on the couch in your Aunt Ethel's rec room.
Robespierre, who, when accused by Louvet of having instigated the violence, was defended (though in unflattering terms) by Barère.
Given a couple of threads at this site which described evangelicals in unflattering terms, I asked the question whether the posters weren't dem moles and whether they weren't doing a good job of suppressing a key constituent vote.
You say liberals paint conservatives in unflattering colors?
Unsurprisingly, they declined to put their names on the record, but that’s utterly standard for people who are speaking in unflattering terms about people they worked with or for.
He’s drinking alone, and he’s so far gone that he doesn’t even care that he’s being photographed in unflattering lighting. vespabelle
The film apparently "slams both prejudice and political correctness" and his character, Walt Kowalski, is described as unflattering and potentially controversial.
And, yes, Zierlien acknowledges the irony that, after working for a station that coined an unflattering slogan for corporate radio stations, he's going to be working for one again.
Obama needs to define McCain in terms unflattering and uncongenial to enough people to warrant McCain's rejection as our next President.
You'd think wearing unflattering trousers would be enough, but no: you also need to wear the right kind of unflattering trousers.