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synonyms for unflattering

  • harsh
  • insulting
  • uncomplimentary
  • blunt
  • critical
  • faultfinding
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antonyms for unflattering

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  • becoming
  • flattering
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How to use unflattering in a sentence

This episode, unflattering to Pike's sensibilities, if not wholly unforeseen by him, he saw fit to make the subject of Pt.
THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE, VOLUME I (OF 3)ELLIOTT COUES
But this unflattering reality could not discourage a man who was determined to gratify his passion at all costs.
FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
Mrs. Gano, with unflattering eyes on the head of the house, gave an incredulous cough.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
She gave an unflattering account of the extravagance, filth, and idleness cultivated in servants by the Southern régime.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
Through that ladys unflattering suspicions, Augusta had suffered too much to be forgiven.
BYRONRICHARD EDGCUMBE
For there were various ways in which it might be interpreted, some flattering, some eminently unflattering, to himself.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
But the young man presently broke in upon these unflattering reflections.
EARTH'S ENIGMASCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
He turned on his heel, with an unflattering abruptness, and left me.
AMAZING GRACEKATE TRIMBLE SHARBER
It tickled him immensely to hear that youth described in such an unflattering manner.
THE MOTOR RANGERS THROUGH THE SIERRASMARVIN WEST
Of his character as a man Sir Samuel Baker speaks in the most unflattering terms; he was grasping, mean, mendacious, and a coward.
SOME HEROES OF TRAVELW. H. DAVENPORT ADAMS
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WORDS RELATED TO UNFLATTERING

  • aspersing
  • belittling
  • calumnious
  • censorious
  • contumelious
  • critical
  • damaging
  • decrying
  • defamatory
  • degrading
  • demeaning
  • deprecatory
  • depreciative
  • despiteful
  • detracting
  • disdainful
  • disparaging
  • fault-finding
  • humiliating
  • injurious
  • malevolent
  • malicious
  • minimizing
  • opprobrious
  • reproachful
  • sarcastic
  • scornful
  • slanderous
  • slighting
  • spiteful
  • unfavorable
  • unflattering
  • vilifying
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