unpicturesque


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unpicturesque

(ʌnˌpɪktʃəˈrɛsk)
adj
not visually pleasing; not striking or beautiful
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Adj.1.unpicturesque - without beauty or charmunpicturesque - without beauty or charm    
ugly - displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"
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The hills are barren, they are dull of color, they are unpicturesque in shape.
It was a long, roomy, one-storied villa, with a not unpicturesque combination of deep veranda and trellis work, which relieved the flat monotony of the interior and the barrenness of the freshly- cleared ground.
His looks were starched, but his white neckerchief was not, and its long limp ends straggled over his closely-buttoned waistcoat in a very uncouth and unpicturesque fashion.
A profound stillness lasted for a few seconds, and then the door was brusquely opened by a short, black-eyed woman in a red blouse, with a great lot of nearly white hair, done up negligently in an untidy and unpicturesque manner.
Soon, likewise, my old native town will loom upon me through the haze of memory, a mist brooding over and around it; as if it were no portion of the real earth, but an overgrown village in cloud-land, with only imaginary inhabitants to people its wooden houses and walk its homely lanes, and the unpicturesque prolixity of its main street.
A local view, a lovingly rendered image of a real, unpicturesque, unlovely site, Shaw's picture stretches our understanding of what a landscape painting might look like.
They recall a sensibility embodied in the recent films of Alexander Payne, a director who lavishes loving attention on the unglamorous pockets of American middle-class existence, employing oblique, unpicturesque shots of side streets and strip-mall parking lots as poignant backdrops for complicated tales of human striving and sadness.
Flores' HD imagery finds a rough, unpicturesque beauty in the jungle settings, and Teresa Barrozo's score subtly backgrounds the action with a chilling, ambient drone.
2) One notable exception is a pair of images: Anne Langton's unpicturesque ink drawing of the Otanabee River's unpeopled but stump laden river bank in 1837 is, without aesthetic analysis, reproduced above her postsettlement picturesque watercolour, sketched from a similar perspective fifteen years later (71).
The long line of vehicles, all moving in the same track, presented a singular spectacle as it wound its way along the not unpicturesque road.