John vs Unattractive - What's the difference?

john | unattractive |

As a proper noun john

is very popular since the middle ages.

As an adjective unattractive is

not handsome or beautiful or appealing.




(en noun)
  • (slang) A prostitute's client.
  • * 2004 , Dennis Cooper, The Sluts , page 233
  • In the first part of the video, Thad sucks the john's cock and takes a load in his mouth.
  • * 2013 , McLachlin CJ, Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford ( 2013 SCC 72), para. 62
  • In-calls, where the john comes to the prostitute’s residence, are prohibited.
  • (slang, US) A lavatory, toilet.
  • (slang) An outhouse privy. Also johnny house.
  • (slang) A name often used as a generic reference to a male of European, North-American, or Australian origin, while travelling in East Asia.
  • A male mule.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, prostitute's client) see * (toilet) see

    Derived terms

    * port-o-john




    (en adjective)
  • Not handsome or beautiful or appealing.
  • Lacking the power to attract interest.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-06, volume=408, issue=8843, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The rise of smart beta , passage=Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive . Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.}}


    * attractive