from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not overtly impressive; unremarkable; nondescript: an unprepossessing little hotel.
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- adj. unimpressive or unremarkable; dull and ordinary; nondescript.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not prepossessing; not attractive or engaging; unpleasing: as, a person of unprepossessing appearance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression
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And certain unprepossessing countries in even less prepossessing regions — Venezuela, Costa Rica, Russia, South Africa, and Tanzania — are acquiring brave, plucky innovators.
'unprepossessing' by the media and with Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden announcing on talkSPORT that 'We think she looks a bit like Eddie Large, poor woman', Susan Boyle booked herself in for an eyebrow shape, haircut and colour, and then went on a modest shopping spree.
Here he spent several lonely and depressing months, eminently disgusted with the unprepossessing appearance of the Indian maidens, and greatly worried by his growing sons who stood in need of a mother's care.
"He was a rather unprepossessing character as a young man," said Thamer.
The first two are adorably cute, saucer-eyed pups, the third a rather straggly and unprepossessing mongrel.
It's immediately recognisable as a Shane Meadows picture both through the harsh, handheld, in-your-face aesthetic, indebted to the realism of Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, and the now familiar, unprepossessing mug of Meadows himself.
Baggy, shapeless, colorless, they were as unprepossessing as a shroud.
Returning to his own unprepossessing patch of auto show real estate — five cars parked on a stretch of carpet — Zhou assessed the surrounding opulence: Those beautiful vehicles are for the very handsome men, those high in society.
To my inexperienced eye they appeared more unprepossessing than ever.
Rembrandt's recasting of Christ culminates in the 1648 "Supper at Emmaus," where the unprepossessing figure of Christ seems almost stunned, slack with preoccupation, rapt in a conversation no one else hears.