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1. the condition of not appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc
2. the condition of not arousing interest
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  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
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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
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[ˈʌnəˈtræktɪvnɪs] Nfalta f de atractivo
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nUnschönheit f; (of woman)geringe Attraktivität; the unattractiveness of the offerdas unattraktive or nicht verlockende Angebot
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