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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.

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  • 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.

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  • The first two are adorably cute, saucer-eyed pups, the third a rather straggly and unprepossessing mongrel.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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