Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not pleasant or attractive; disagreeable: an uninviting prospect.

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  • adj. Not welcoming; not attractive.

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

  • adj. not tempting
  • adj. neither attractive nor tempting

Etymologies

un- +‎ inviting (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The block is "uninviting", "treeless", shadowy; the buzzer is broken; the sounds of gunfire echo in the night; a "black doberman the size of a wolf" prowls nearby.

    The Guardian World News

  • NCNG Conference Room, Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce, 201 Hay St. Fayetteville Police Chief Tom Bergamine will speak about how to protect your business from crime during the holidays, including how to make a business "uninviting" to burglars and help catch thieves.

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  • McCain's Guardian Devil must surely be looking out for him - Gustav's timely touchdown has provided the perfect face-saving means of 'uninviting' Shrubya and Cheney from the GOP convention, as the

    Needlenose

  • And, by the way; Chiapas is not a place with beautiful beaches but has a huge, uninviting and undeveloped coastal region of dismal black sand and turbid Pacific coastal waters interspersed with poverty stricken and impossibly hot and humid villages existing in utmost poverty.

    Plan Puebla-Panama. Yay or Nay?

  • In fact, the Pacific coast of Chiapas is so uninviting to drunken American misfits seeking booze and sex that there is no coastal highway and not even one beach resort attractive to NOB boozers between the Oaxaca State line and Guatemala.

    Plan Puebla-Panama. Yay or Nay?

  • I'm sick of dusty, over-packed, uninviting comic stores that look like some dude's basement collection.

    Six by 6 | Six questions for new comics retailer Tom Adams | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • From the outside, the contemporary dance world can look uninviting.

    Hofesh Shechter: From bullets to ballet

  • The rather uninviting or unfriendly term "ethical will," or even the softer "spiritual-ethical will" may frighten away potential legacy writers.

    Rachael Freed: Annual Legacy Writing Review

  • If it were my tax dollars at work, I'd have long ago used Google, Facebook and Twitter to assemble a crowd in front of City Hall calling for the School Board's exile to Sharm el-Sheikh or somewhere uninviting out in the Mojave.

    Joel Epstein: Metro's Constellation Blvd Station, Donald Trump and the Truth

  • In other instances they don't try hard enough, such as the Outdoor Country Club, the Hi-Level Golf Course and the uninviting Naval Inventory Control Point Golf Course, all in Pennsylvania.

    You Named Your Golf Course What?

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