Antonyms of adj attractive

3 senses of attractive

Sense 1
attractive (vs. unattractive) -- (pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations")

unattractive (vs. attractive) -- (lacking beauty or charm; "as unattractive as most mining regions")
        => homely, plain -- (lacking in physical beauty or proportion; "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face")
        => subfusc -- (devoid of brightness or appeal; "a subfusc mining town"; "dark subfusc clothing")
        => unprepossessing, unpresentable -- (creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression)

Sense 2
attractive -- (having power to arouse interest; "an attractive opportunity"; "the job is attractive because of the pay")

INDIRECT (VIA appealing) -> unappealing -- (not able to attract favorable attention; "they have made the place as unappealing as possible"; "was forced to talk to his singularly unappealing hostess")

Sense 3
attractive (prenominal) (vs. repulsive) -- (having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull; "an attractive force";)

repulsive(prenominal) (vs. attractive) -- (possessing the ability to repel; "a repulsive force")

Similarity of adj attractive

3 senses of attractive

Sense 1
attractive (vs. unattractive) -- (pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations")
       => bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating -- (capturing interest as if by a spell; "bewitching smile"; "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"; "enchanting music"; "an enthralling book"; "antique papers of entrancing design"; "a fascinating woman")
       => charismatic, magnetic -- (possessing an extraordinary ability to attract; "a charismatic leader"; "a magnetic personality")
       => cunning, cute -- (attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby")
       => dinky -- ((British informal) pretty and neat; "what a dinky little hat")
       => engaging, piquant -- (attracting or delighting; "an engaging frankness"; "a piquant face with large appealing eyes")
       => fetching, taking, winning -- (very attractive; capturing interest; "a fetching new hairstyle"; "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"; "a winning personality")
       => glossy, showy -- (superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense; "a glossy TV series")
       => hypnotic, mesmeric, mesmerizing, spellbinding -- (attracting and holding interest as if by a spell; "read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice"; "she had a warm mesmeric charm"; "the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing"; "a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome")
       => irresistible -- (overpoweringly attractive; "irresistible beauty")
       => personable -- ((of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality)
       => photogenic -- (looking attractive in photographs)
       => prepossessing -- (creating a favorable impression; "strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance")
       => winsome -- (charming in a childlike or naive way)
          Also See-> beautiful#1; inviting#1; pleasing#1; seductive#1

Sense 2
attractive -- (having power to arouse interest; "an attractive opportunity"; "the job is attractive because of the pay")
       => appealing (vs. unappealing) -- (able to attract interest or draw favorable attention; "He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology"- Vincent Starrett; "an appealing sense of humor"; "the idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing")

Sense 3
attractive (prenominal) (vs. repulsive) -- (having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull; "an attractive force";)

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