Unattractive vs Attractive - What's the difference?

unattractive | attractive | Antonyms |

Attractive is an antonym of unattractive.

Unattractive is an antonym of attractive.

As adjectives the difference between unattractive and attractive

is that unattractive is not handsome or beautiful or appealing while attractive is causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.




(en adjective)
  • Not handsome or beautiful or appealing.
  • Lacking the power to attract interest.
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    * attractive




    (en adjective)
  • Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
  • Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.
  • That's a very attractive offer.
  • Pleasing or appealing to the senses.
  • He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure.


    * (causing attraction) magnetic * (having the power of charming) desirable * (pleasing or appealing to the senses) pretty, beautiful


    * (having the power of charming) repulsive, ugly * (pleasing or appealing to the senses) repulsive, ugly * unattractive


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