uninviting


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so disagreeable as to discourage approach

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neither attractive nor tempting

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not tempting

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But it truly is "monotonous and uninviting," and there is no sufficient reason for describing it as being otherwise.
When speaking of uninviting objects, I mean those which do not pass from one sensation to the opposite; inviting objects are those which do; in this latter case the sense coming upon the object, whether at a distance or near, gives no more vivid idea of anything in particular than of its opposite.
God knows he will have temptations enough to assail him, both from within and without, when I have done all I can to render vice as uninviting to him, as it is abominable in its own nature - I myself have had, indeed, but few incentives to what the world calls vice, but yet I have experienced temptations and trials of another kind, that have required, on many occasions, more watchfulness and firmness to resist than I have hitherto been able to muster against them.
In this form, the weed looks like the oil-cake on which we fatten cattle; and even without reference to its consequences, is sufficiently uninviting.
The response is helpful because it shows that Eugene is not alone in facing the problem of public places being made uninviting by loiterers.
Macklin indicates that strong biosecurity measures take many forms: isolating the birds from other animals; minimizing access to people and unsanitized equipment; keeping the area around the poultry buildings clean and uninviting to wild birds; sanitizing the facility between flocks; cleaning equipment entering and leaving the farm; having an all-in, all-out policy regarding the placement and removal of the birds; and disposing properly of bedding material and any mortalities.
Not due to disillusionment or some misguided Russell Brand-esque defiance - but because of the uninviting registration process across this country.
With its dark-tinted glazing at street level, the frontages from the centre of the Hill Street elevation, and continuing along Smallbrook Queensway and Theatre Approach, are dead, dark and uninviting.
Prior to the refurbishment, this was the old coffee shop and with all due respect, it was very 1970s, very dark, very uninviting and so the transformation is fantastic .
Much has been said of the unsafe hostile beach so uninviting to walk on and obviously so.
Because of the warmth of the colours, it's far from cold and uninviting - and truly the opposite.
Try to see past row | This room was in serious need of TLC - it was dark, tired and an uninviting space to sit in, while now, the chairs and other items may be retro, but the look they create is bang on trend upon row of items and imagine your chosen piece in your retro setting.
This room was in serious need of TLC - it was dark, tired and an uninviting space to sit in, while now, the chairs and other items may be retro, but the look they create is bang on trend | This room was in serious need of TLC - it was dark, tired and an uninviting space to sit in, while now, the chairs and other items may be retro, but the look they create is bang on trend We spotted three great wall units at our local Salvation Army shop.
The WTC site does not resemble 'a walled city' at all'' under the plan, state Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chan wrote, though she added that the security checkpoints and vehicle-screening areas were ''somewhat uninviting.
THE nights are drawing in, the days are getting colder and the garden could be beginning to look bleak, dran and uninviting.