Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary        

un·flat·ter·ing

unflattering

 
pronunciation:
uhn flae tr ihng
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: making one feel ashamed or unhappy about oneself, or intended to make one feel so.
Her brother's unflattering remark about her figure hurt her feelings.
definition 2: causing, or potentially causing, someone or something to appear less attractive or less good than that person or thing is considered to be in reality.
That unflattering hat made her look ridiculous.The campaign team worried about the unflattering article the newspaper had published about their candidate.I think this a very unflattering photograph of the First Lady.