What is another word for unflattering?

Pronunciation: [ʌnflˈatəɹɪŋ] (IPA)

Unflattering is a term that describes something or someone in a negative manner. It is often used when describing an image, photograph or outfit that does not promote a favourable light. There exists a range of synonyms for the term unflattering that are just as descriptive and impactful. Some of the possible synonyms for unflattering include; unsightly, unattractive, uninspiring, drab, dull, unfashionable, unappealing and undesirable. Each of these synonyms evokes a similar descriptive meaning to unflattering, which would be useful in a range of different scenarios to describe any situation or occurrence that does not evoke a positive response.

Synonyms for Unflattering:

What are the hypernyms for Unflattering?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for unflattering?

Unflattering is an adjective that describes something that doesn't present a person, place, or thing in the best possible way. Antonyms, on the other hand, are words that express the opposite, meaning they describe the opposite of the original word. So, for unflattering, we can use various antonyms like flattering, winning, alluring, handsome, attractive, lovely, charming, captivating, enchanting, and delightful. All these words are the opposite of unflattering, and they describe something in a way that highlights its positive features. Hence, these words can be used to showcase the best side of the concerned person, place, or thing.

Usage examples for Unflattering

"Hullo," he said in unflattering surprise.
"Helena Brett's Career"
Desmond Coke
He was opening his letters, a process which made breakfast quite a nervous time for her, because one small reverse-no more than an unflattering review-upset him so and sometimes ruined his whole morning's work, which meant he would be silent and depressed at lunch-time.
"Helena Brett's Career"
Desmond Coke
Having so enlightened his questioner, he added with a ring of pride, as though having confessed the unflattering truth about his immediate household, he was entitled to boast a little of more distant connections: Asa Gregory's my fust cousin by blood.
"The Tempering"
Charles Neville Buck

Famous quotes with Unflattering

  • There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth - if the latter were unflattering.
    Minna Antrim
  • To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary... is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds.
    Robert Jackson
  • The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time; the badly written ones are deeply, deeply insulting. That reviewer took no time to really read the book.
    Toni Morrison
  • This was not the first time that Mr. Bulstrode had begun by admonishing Mr. Vincy, and had ended by seeing a very unsatisfactory reflection of himself in the coarse unflattering mirror which that manufacturer’s mind presented to the subtler lights and shadows of his fellowmen; and perhaps his experience ought to have warned him how the scene would end. But a full-fed fountain will be generous with its waters even in the rain, when they are worse than useless; and a fine fount of admonition is apt to be equally irrepressible.
    George Eliot

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