unattractive

  1. not appealing to the senses

    Synonyms : untempting
  2. lacking beauty or charm

    Antonyms : attractive
    Examples :
    • as unattractive as most mining regions
  3. lacking power to arouse interest

    Examples :
    • being unemployed is a most unattractive prospect

unrest

  1. a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

    Synonyms : agitation, ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness
    Type Of : sturm und drang, turbulence, upheaval
    Examples :
    • social unrest
  2. a feeling of restless agitation

    Type Of : agitation

unbecoming

  1. not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

    Synonyms : indecent, indecorous, uncomely, unseemly, untoward
    Examples :
    • language unbecoming to a lady

uncertainty

  1. the state of being unsure of something

    Synonyms : doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude
    Antonyms : certainty
    Type Of : state of mind, cognitive state
  2. being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance

    Synonyms : precariousness, uncertainness
    Antonyms : certainty
    Type Of : quality
    Examples :
    • the uncertainty of the outcome

underlie

  1. be or form the base for

    Type Of : be
  2. lie underneath

    Type Of : lie

uxorious

  1. foolishly fond of or submissive to your wife

unadulterated

  1. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    Synonyms : arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter
    Examples :
    • the unadulterated truth
  2. not mixed with impurities

    Examples :
    • unadulterated maple syrup

unequivocally

  1. in an unambiguous manner

    Synonyms : unambiguously
    Examples :
    • she stated her intentions unequivocally

ultimatum

  1. a final peremptory demand

    Type Of : demand

uses

  1. exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage

    Synonyms : manipulation
    Type Of : influence
  2. use up, consume fully

    Synonyms : expend
  3. avail oneself to

    Synonyms : apply, practice
    Examples :
    • use care when going down the stairs
    • use your common sense
  4. (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing

    Synonyms : consumption, economic consumption, usance, use of goods and services
    Type Of : demand
  5. the act of using

    Synonyms : employment, exercise, usage, utilisation, utilization
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
  6. take or consume (regularly or habitually)

    Synonyms : habituate
    Type Of : take in, ingest, have, take, consume
    Examples :
    • She uses drugs rarely
  7. what something is used for

    Synonyms : function, purpose, role
    Type Of : usefulness, utility
    Examples :
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
  8. (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition

    Synonyms : habit
    Type Of : custom, usance, usage
    Examples :
    • long use had hardened him to it
  9. (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property

    Synonyms : enjoyment
    Type Of : legal right
    Examples :
    • we were given the use of his boat
  10. put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

    Synonyms : apply, employ, utilise, utilize
    Examples :
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer
  11. a particular service

    Type Of : utility, usefulness
    Examples :
    • he put his knowledge to good use
    • patrons have their uses
  12. habitually do something or be in a certan state or place (use only in the past tense)

    Type Of : act, move
    Examples :
    • She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally
    • I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall
    • They used to vacation in the Bahamas
    • she used to be his best friend and now they are enemies
  13. seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage

    Type Of : work, exploit
    Examples :
    • She uses her influential friends to get jobs
    • The president's wife used her good connections