Definitions

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  • adj. Not winning; unattractive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not winning; not adapted to win or gain favor; unconciliatory.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ winning

Examples

  • New Holland has the horse auction where old, recalcitrant, or unwinning horses get taken to be purchased by either good-hearted saviors or owners of dog and cat food factories.

    Robesonia

  • As I looked at it there came over me a rush of the pity I have so often felt for this suffering of age in poverty -- so unpicturesque, so unwinning, to shallow sight so unpathetic -- and I put out my hand and let it rest for a moment on his own, knotted with rheumatism, stained and seamed with toil.

    Cecilia de Noël

  • Her voice sounded so shrill and unwinning, and the quotation that she so glibly uttered was such a jar.

    The Chautauqua Girls At Home

  • Yea, grown a bye-word 'mid the folk but aye * Spend life unwinning wish or night or day.

    Arabian nights. English

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