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Related to unattractiveness: ugliness


1. the condition of not appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
2. the condition of not arousing interest




  1. Disgusting, like moving cheese, like hills of ants or of flies —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. (Furniture) emanating bad taste like a cold draft —Milan Kundera
  3. Lurid as a porcelain souvenier —Derek Walcott
  4. (It sounded) obscene, like a rarely glimpsed body part —Lorrie Moore
  5. Plain as cement sidewalks. Plain as bread crust —Jean Thompson
  6. Ugly and fat as a maggot —Miles Gibson
  7. Ugly and indesctructible as the aluminum beer can —Stephen Minot

    See Also: PERMANENCE

  8. Ugly as a hairless monkey —Margaret Mitchell
  9. Ugly as a hatful of assholes —Geoffrey Wolff
  10. Ugly as a mud fence —American colloquialism, attributed to Southeast

    Southerners often elaborated on this as follows: “Ugly as a mud fence daubed with tadpoles.”

  11. (He was like most new babies as) ugly as an artichoke —Anne Sexton
  12. Ugly as sin —Maria Edgeworth
  13. Ugly … like a great black spider —Rosamund Pilcher
  14. Unappealing as a meringue with hardly any crust —Anon
  15. As erotically stimulating as a mouthful of sardines —Ira Wood
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Unattractiveness - an ugliness of appearance that is not appealing to viewersunattractiveness - an ugliness of appearance that is not appealing to viewers
ugliness - qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses
shapelessness - the quality of lacking an esthetically pleasing shape
attractiveness - sexual allure


[ˈʌnəˈtræktɪvnɪs] Nfalta f de atractivo


nUnschönheit f; (of woman)geringe Attraktivität; the unattractiveness of the offerdas unattraktive or nicht verlockende Angebot
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