Definitions

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  • adv. In an uninviting manner.

Etymologies

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uninviting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Dubbed “Bricks & Mortar” for reasons you can obviously understand, because of the upholstery print the two furniture pieces lack the contemporary and seem uninvitingly hard.

    Chair, Sofa, Chaise Lounger all in One

  • DVD Savant Glenn Erickson has chosen this as the most impressive DVD of the year, and I can see his point... but I was frankly a bit put off by the audio commentary, which more often than not I found uninvitingly academic.

    VIDEO WATCHDOG's Favorite DVDs of 2006 - Part 2

  • There were three color photos: one of Kerr, lips pursed uninvitingly, kissing a coed; a wide horizontal shot of Perry in black jeans and black T-shirt stretched out on his Holstein couch; and one of the whole family in tennis whites behind a trophy in happier days.

    Isabel’s Bed

  • JULIA BRUNS, the vampire, seemed to me to make with considerable skill and subtlety a real character (within the limits allowed by the farcical nature of the scheme) out of what might easily have been uninvitingly crude.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, April 30, 1919

  • She had never before seen them except when they were covered by an ill-fitting sleeve or, if they had been bare to the elbow, uninvitingly terminating in a pair of housemaid's gloves or hands steamy with dishwashing.

    The Judge

  • For those who are interested in his poetry or his humour or his philosophy or his theology but not at all in his sociological and political outlook, I fear that these three chapters may loom a little uninvitingly.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • One look was enough: the meat was cag mag, and scarcely warm at that; the potatoes looked uninvitingly soapy; the cabbage was coarse and stringy; all this mess was seemingly frozen in the white fat of what had once been gravy.

    Sparrows: the story of an unprotected girl

  • "It would hardly do for any one to know where the money really came from -- would it?" observed Jimmie Dale, and smiled uninvitingly again.

    The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale

  • The annual Indian pow-wow was to be ended prematurely that year, for the sun beat uninvitingly upon the flat bottom where the dances were held, and the Indians found much comfort in the shade of their summer tepees.

    The Last Thunder Song

  • Casting one final look at the table, which was far from uninvitingly set, she slipped out and I was left to contemplate the dozen or so photographs that covered the walls.

    That Affair Next Door

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