unsightly


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un·sight·ly

 (ŭn-sīt′lē)
adj. un·sight·li·er, un·sight·li·est
Unpleasant or offensive to look at; unattractive. See Synonyms at ugly.

un′sight′li·ness n.

unsightly

(ʌnˈsaɪtlɪ)
adj
unpleasant or unattractive to look at; ugly
unˈsightliness n

un•sight•ly

(ʌnˈsaɪt li)

adj. , -li•er, -li•est.
distasteful or unpleasant to look at; unattractive; ugly.
[1375–1425]
un•sight′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsightly - unpleasant to look at; "unsightly billboards"
ugly - displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"

unsightly

adjective ugly, unattractive, repulsive, unpleasant, revolting (informal), hideous, horrid, disagreeable, unprepossessing My mother has had unsightly varicose veins for years.
pretty, beautiful, attractive, pleasing, handsome, cute, agreeable, comely, prepossessing

unsightly

adjective
Extremely displeasing to the eye:
Idiom: ugly as sin.
Translations
بَشِع، قبيح المَنْظَر
nevzhledný
grim
óásjálegur, ljótur
neglītsnepievilcīgs
nevzhľadný

unsightly

[ʌnˈsaɪtlɪ] ADJfeo

unsightly

[ʌnˈsaɪtli] adj [scar, blemish] → disgracieux/euse; [building] → laid(e)

unsightly

adjunansehnlich; (stronger) → hässlich

unsightly

[ʌnˈsaɪtlɪ] adj (unattractive) → sgradevole a vedersi; (ugly) → brutto/a

unsightly

(anˈsaitli) adjective
ugly. Those new buildings are very unsightly.
References in classic literature ?
A slight look of comical disappointment passed between them as they gazed upon the sterile flat, dotted with unsightly excrescences that stood equally for cabins or mounds of stone and gravel.
Hidden from mankind, --forgotten by himself, or buried so deeply under a sculptured and ornamented pile of ostentatious deeds that his daily life could take no note of it,--there may have lurked some evil and unsightly thing.
Before this ugly edifice, and between it and the wheel-track of the street, was a grass-plot, much overgrown with burdock, pig-weed, apple-pern, and such unsightly vegetation, which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilised society, a prison.
I do not wish to seem inelegant, but this unsightly whale looks much like an amputated sow; and, as for the narwhale, one glimpse at it is enough to amaze one, that in this nineteenth century such a hippogriff could be palmed for genuine upon any intelligent public of schoolboys.
Legree stepped out into a large entry, which went up stairs, by what had formerly been a superb winding staircase; but the passage-way was dirty and dreary, encumbered with boxes and unsightly litter.
Tomorrow ere fresh Morning streak the East With first approach of light, we must be ris'n, And at our pleasant labour, to reform Yon flourie Arbors, yonder Allies green, Our walks at noon, with branches overgrown, That mock our scant manuring, and require More hands then ours to lop thir wanton growth: Those Blossoms also, and those dropping Gumms, That lie bestrowne unsightly and unsmooth, Ask riddance, if we mean to tread with ease; Mean while, as Nature wills, Night bids us rest.
Because, John Carter," she replied, "nearly every planet and star having atmospheric conditions at all approaching those of Barsoom, shows forms of animal life almost identical with you and me; and, further, Earth men, almost without exception, cover their bodies with strange, unsightly pieces of cloth, and their heads with hideous contraptions the purpose of which we have been unable to conceive; while you, when found by the Tharkian warriors, were entirely undisfigured and unadorned.
At last came the day that the steamer dropped anchor in the lee of a wooded promontory where a score or more of sheet- iron shacks making an unsightly blot upon the fair face of nature proclaimed the fact that civilization had set its heel.
I believe I should not have dared to look at anyone with such an unsightly countenance.
She took the secret of her speed with her, and, unsightly as she was, her image surely has its glorious place in the mirror of the old sea.
See the weeds she trails along with her, and what an unsightly bunch of those horrid barnacles has formed about her stern-piece; and every time she rises on a sea, she shows her copper torn away, or hanging in jagged strips.
Although poplars had been brought from Europe to ornament the grounds, and willows and other trees were gradually springing up nigh the dwelling, yet many a pile of snow betrayed the presence of the stump of a pine; and even, in one or two instances, unsightly remnants of trees that had been partly destroyed by fire were seen rearing their black, glistening columns twenty or thirty feet above the pure white of the snow, These, which in the language of the country are termed stubs, abounded in the open fields adjacent to the village, and were accompanied, occasionally, by the ruin of a pine or a hemlock that had been stripped of its bark, and which waved in melancholy grandeur its naked limbs to the blast, a skeleton of its former glory.