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uninviting

adjective
     
un‧in‧vit‧ing
1 an uninviting place seems unattractive or unpleasant:
The building was cold, dark, and uninviting.
2

uninviting prospect

something unpleasant that you will have to do:
He faced the uninviting prospect of a two-hour wait for the next train.

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