1) ADJ-GRADED Unattractive people and things are unpleasant in appearance.

I'm 27, have a nice flat, a good job and I'm not unattractive.

...an unattractive shade of orange.

...an unattractive and uninteresting city.

2) ADJ-GRADED If you describe something as unattractive, you mean that people do not like it and do not want to be involved with it.

The market is still unattractive to many insurers...

It is not an unattractive option to make programmes for other companies.


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