[ UK /ʌnpɹɪpəzˈɛsɪŋ/ ]
  1. creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression
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How To Use unprepossessing In A Sentence

  • It doesn't advertise, it spends no money on spokesmodels or flashy marketing, and the packaging is distinctly unprepossessing. Times, Sunday Times
  • Her boast was the reason she eventually wed the unprepossessing, even ugly, deer-legged, voyageur who was her much despised husband. THE LAST REPORT ON THE MIRACLES AT LITTLE NO HORSE: A NOVEL
  • I think, looking at her photographs, you would have to say deeply unprepossessing woman, and he fell utterly and completely in love with her that evening, for ever, and died, really, in her arms, forty years later.
  • It was partly Wolfe's portrait of the Bronx - a bleak, unprepossessing gang land - that has kept me away all this time.
  • Fairfax pretends that the maniacal noise was made by Poole, a rather dumpy, unprepossessing servant.
  • His wife is long gone, and he has lapsed into the unprepossessing lifestyle of the set-in-his-ways mid-lifer: washing up when he feels like it, clothes where he drops them, that sort of thing.
  • Most radically, we have extended protection to every endangered species, even the lowliest and most unprepossessing-the Furbish lousewort, the snail darter, the desert pupfish, the spotted owl.
  • He and his wife are fragile, physically unprepossessing and teary-eyed from the outset.
  • His guide suddenly stopped before a delapidated café; outwardly, at least, it was unprepossessing in the extreme. THE LONELY SEA
  • An unprepossessing script in somebody's bottom drawer, worked on creatively by a dedicated team of top experts, becomes a brilliant, world-class tax deduction, often without ever even getting a release!
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