eyesore


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eye·sore

 (ī′sôr′)
n.
Something, such as a distressed building, that is unpleasant or offensive to view.

eyesore

(ˈaɪˌsɔː)
n
something very ugly

eye•sore

(ˈaɪˌsɔr, ˈaɪˌsoʊr)

n.
something unpleasant to look at.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyesore - something very ugly and offensive
ugliness - qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses

eyesore

noun mess, blight, blot, blemish, sight (informal), horror, disgrace, atrocity, ugliness, monstrosity, disfigurement Slums are an eyesore and a health hazard.
Translations
شَيء قَبيح المَنْظَر
rædselskamplet
szemet sértõ
hörmungarsjón
gözü rahatsız edici şey

eyesore

[ˈaɪsɔːʳ] Nmonstruosidad f

eyesore

[ˈaɪsɔːr] nhorreur feye strain eyestrain [ˈaɪstreɪn] n
to get eyestrain → se fatiguer la vue, se fatiguer les yeuxeye test nexamen m de la vue

eyesore

[ˈaɪˌsɔːʳ] npugno in un occhio

eye

(ai) noun
1. the part of the body with which one sees. Open your eyes; She has blue eyes.
2. anything like or suggesting an eye, eg the hole in a needle, the loop or ring into which a hook connects etc.
3. a talent for noticing and judging a particular type of thing. She has an eye for detail/colour/beauty.
verb
to look at, observe. The boys were eyeing the girls at the dance; The thief eyed the policeman warily.
ˈeyeball noun
1. the whole rounded structure of the eye.
2. the part of the eye between the eyelids.
ˈeyebrow noun
the curved line of hair above each eye.
ˈeye-catching adjective
striking or noticeable, especially if attractive. an eye-catching advertisement.
ˈeyelash noun
one of the (rows of) hairs that grow on the edge of the eyelids. She looked at him through her eyelashes.
ˈeyelet (-lit) noun
a small hole in fabric etc for a cord etc.
ˈeyelid noun
the movable piece of skin that covers or uncovers the eye.
ˈeye-opener noun
something that reveals an unexpected fact etc. Our visit to their office was a real eye-opener – they are so inefficient!
ˈeye-piece noun
the part of a telescope etc to which one puts one's eye.
ˈeyeshadow noun
a kind of coloured make-up worn around the eyes.
ˈeyesight noun
the ability to see. I have good eyesight.
ˈeyesore noun
something (eg a building) that is ugly to look at.
ˈeye-witness noun
a person who sees something (eg a crime) happen. Eye-witnesses were questioned by the police.
before/under one's very eyes
in front of one, usually with no attempt at concealment. It happened before my very eyes.
be up to the eyes in
to be very busy or deeply involved in or with. She's up to the eyes in work.
close one's eyes to
to ignore (especially something wrong). She closed her eyes to the children's misbehaviour.
in the eyes of
in the opinion of. You've done no wrong in the eyes of the law.
keep an eye on
1. to watch closely. Keep an eye on the patient's temperature.
2. to look after. Keep an eye on the baby while I am out!
lay/set eyes on
to see, especially for the first time. I wish I'd never set eyes on her!
raise one's eyebrows
to (lift one's eyebrows in order to) show surprise.
see eye to eye
to be in agreement. We've never seen eye to eye about this matter.
with an eye to something
with something as an aim. He's doing this with an eye to promotion.
with one's eyes open
with full awareness of what one is doing. I knew what the job would involve – I went into it with my eyes open.
References in classic literature ?
and when the youth was gone, he muttered, "He has done me no harm, poor wrench, but he is an eyesore to me now, for he is Driscoll, the young gentleman, and I am a--oh, I wish I was dead
The talk of ye," says Tobin, blowing through his moustache and pounding the table with his fist, "is an eyesore to me patience.
There is, in that city of London there, some property of ours which is much at this day what Bleak House was then; I say property of ours, meaning of the suit's, but I ought to call it the property of costs, for costs is the only power on earth that will ever get anything out of it now or will ever know it for anything but an eyesore and a heartsore.
Probably there was not one of the million or so child-and-cat eyesores at present in existence which she would not have liked.
Richard Mills Yaaay now even more tramps will park in my street that's right next to town to avoid paying car parks that the city needs even though it is an eyesore.
Dave Stobbart: "It's an icon (to me and other my age and older) but to my son and the younger generation it's an eyesore.
HOW long must we suffer the eyesore on Linthorpe Road, the main thoroughfare of the town?
I live in Throckley and I travel to Newcastle on the number 22 bus which takes me through Newburn, and the bus has to pass the biggest eyesore in the area - Pringles scrapyard.
He said: "Wind requires government subsidies and is an eyesore.
But 29 residents wrote in claiming the fence would be an eyesore, is too high and that gates opening onto the street would cause problems.
AN eyesore former Little Chef site on the A55 is to finally re-open - more than six years after the restaurant shut down.
Despite worldwide protests to prevent this wanton act of cultural vandalism nothing was going to get in the way of "progress" and this eyesore by architect Sam Stephenson was thrown up in their place.