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  • adj. Not telegenic

Etymologies

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un- +‎ telegenic

Examples

  • Or, to mix metaphors, the two hunks of bread of this literary sandwich are hewn from his Channel 4 Monarchy series, while the filling is the missing bit: the decidedly untelegenic dark ages.

    Crown & Country by David Starkey - review

  • Hodgman: Comedy does offer an avenue to television and film careers for untelegenic people that great drama does not.

    Q&A;: John Hodgman on Perfecting the Illusion of Expertise

  • Hodgman: I do believe that comedy offers an avenue to television and film careers to normally ugly and untelegenic people that great drama does not.

    Q&A;: John Hodgman on Perfecting the Illusion of Expertise

  • Meanwhile, a radical and very untelegenic black journalist (Giancarlo Esposito) has uncovered dark deeds behind the Roberts campaign and can't get anyone to listen.

    The Man Of The Moment

  • Perot had a staggering array of disadvantages: The absence of even a bare bones third party infrastructure, no political experience whatsoever, an untelegenic face and somewhat high pitched (and grating) voice, a running mate who seemed simultaneously authentic and buffoonish, and a continually prickly reaction to the prying and publicity that comes with any serious bid for the White House.

    The Democrats' Risky Strategy

  • This year the Republicans have a decidedly uncharismatic and relatively untelegenic candidate pitted against a fairly unexperienced Democrat who nevertheless knows how to give a good speech and motivate the masses.

    Randall Balmer: Pavlovian Premillennialism

  • As untelegenic as links golf sometimes is, British Open courses are actually rich in features and personality.

    Mr. O'Meara's Neighborhood

  • He was untelegenic, a rumpled, sometimes glowering figure prone to firing out machine-gun fusillades of statistics, with a "face like a wet winter's morning in Fife," according to the late Robin Cook, the former foreign secretary.

    Who Is Gordon Brown?

  • The untelegenic Mr. McClellan, his hair in retreat, was the inheritor of a tradition that began in 1937, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt hired journalist Stephen Tyree Early to be the first Presidential press secretary.

    Live and Direct, Tony Snow Is the New Face���and Hair���of the White House

  • People can deny or dodge it, but the fact is that Kilgore is untelegenic -- especially compared to Democratic rival Tim Kaine, who has the look and manner of a local-news sportscaster.

    Why Jerry Kilgore lost the Virginia governor's race

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