unpresentable

[ UK /ʌnpɹɪzˈɛntəbə‍l/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression
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How To Use unpresentable In A Sentence

  • Overall, the ‘strong emotions’ seek out what cannot be put into propositions, or even words: everything that is mysterious and unpresentable.
  • And those members of the body which we think to be less honourable, on these we bestow greater honour; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty’.
  • Finally, some observers report, bull terriers were commissioned to smooth out remnants of the otter hound cross that were considered unpresentable after the Airedale had entered the show ring in the 1860s.
  • You got it - I apologize to my classmates for the fact that I will soon be arriving to class every day sweaty, parched, exhausted and far too unpresentable to allow you to enjoy your learning environment in any capacity.
  • Jean-Francois Lyotard famously defined postmodernism in terms of the sublime and posited it as presenting what is unpresentable, excessive, regardless of order and perfection.
  • The guy himself, all smoky and tallow-smeared and unpresentable, is bad enough; far worse, from the point of view of proliferating chaos, is his stuff.
  • Born in London in 1914 and educated at private schools, he never knew his father and grew up in lodgings with a mother who was as improvident as she was unpresentable.
  • Motion is unpresentable as such but leaves a conceptual trace, not unlike Lyotard's description of the postmodern: ‘the postmodern would be that which, in the modern, puts forward the unpresentable in presentation itself.’
  • Born in London in 1914 and educated at private schools, he never knew his father and grew up in lodgings with a mother who was as improvident as she was unpresentable.
  • At the dacha they were told that Stalin had been put on a sofa in the small dining room ‘in an unpresentable state’ and was now asleep.
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