[ UK /ʌnlˈa‍ɪkəbə‍l/ ]
  1. (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
    all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic
  2. difficult or impossible to like
    a disagreeable and unlikable old woman
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How To Use unlikeable In A Sentence

  • A kind of mulish huffiness in his expression made him look ridiculous and unlikeable. The Nursing Home Murder
  • And while he did allegedly insist on the rewrites that ensured he got the girl, he was happy to leave his character's unlikeable personality traits.
  • She is as loveable as she is unlikeable. Times, Sunday Times
  • Also, there's this half-assed ongoing sublot about a few of kids 'parents, whose marriages are all on the rocks because one of them's cheating and the other's a work-a-holic and mommy takes pills and they're all just too self-involved to do much in the way of parenting, which we're supposed to understand is the "real reason" why these kids are such unlikeable jerkfaces, thereby making this whole show a poignant statement about the breakdown of the American family's value system, as opposed to just another moron-exploiting melodrama about awful people leading terrible lives. Alex Blagg: My Review Of The OC Creator's New Show Gossip Girl, Which I Did Not Watch
  • It's an accomplished portrayal of ravaged glamour, pitiable but also biliously unlikeable. Times, Sunday Times
  • Mr Bradley James as the bratling prince (yes, I know Mr T H White says that Arthur is supposed be brought up ignorant of his royal heritage; clearly the committee are just as ignorant of THEIR heritage) managed to make him a right royal pain without being totally unlikeable. The Very Fluffy Diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant
  • Then I hightailed across town to see ‘King of Stains’ at Bats, where Gibby played the most unlikeable character ever, and so well!
  • The series mined an area rich in comedy potential but it failed to win over its audience, possibly because, aside from the Hallidays, the remaining characters were genuinely unlikeable.
  • The pair are so unlikeable, however, that you want them both to lose. Times, Sunday Times
  • A diplomat's son, a photojournalist, a wealthy adventurer, a Peace Corps veteran - these are unlikeable characters, but affecting and recognizably products of a bloated yet dominant America.
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