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Definition 1: tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage - [adjective denoting all]

(uncomplimentary is similar to ...) tending to diminish or disparage

"belittling comments" "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment" "deprecatory remarks about the book" "a slighting remark"

(uncomplimentary is similar to ...) expressive of low opinion

"derogatory comments" "disparaging remarks about the new house"

(uncomplimentary is similar to ...) expressing disapproval

"dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'"

(uncomplimentary is similar to ...) expressive of contempt

"curled his lip in a supercilious smile" "spoke in a sneering jeering manner" "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"

(means also ...) not encouraging or approving or pleasing

"unfavorable conditions" "an unfavorable comparison" "unfavorable comments" "unfavorable impression"

Definition 2: showing or representing unfavorably - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where uncomplimentary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unflattering portrait
  • an uncomplimentary dress

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