uncomely


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uncomely

(ʌnˈkʌmlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
not good-looking or attractive
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Adj.1.uncomely - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite societyuncomely - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society; "was buried with indecent haste"; "indecorous behavior"; "language unbecoming to a lady"; "unseemly to use profanity"; "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"
improper - not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course"

uncomely

adjective
Not handsome or beautiful:
Idioms: not much for looks, not much to look at, short on looks.
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uncomely

[ˈʌnˈkʌmlɪ] ADJdesgarbado
References in classic literature ?
Besides (to say truth) nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body; and it addeth no small reverence, to men's manners and actions, if they be not altogether open.
Such tranquil stupidity, such supernatural gravity, such self- righteousness, and such ineffable self-complacency as were in the countenance and attitude of that gray-bodied, dark-winged, bald-headed, and preposterously uncomely bird!
Hubbard tramped downstairs, followed by the assistant, who glanced back at Dorian with a look of shy wonder in his rough uncomely face.
So long estranged from what was lovely as Clifford had been, she rejoiced--rejoiced, though with a present sigh, and a secret purpose to shed tears in her own chamber that he had brighter objects now before his eyes than her aged and uncomely features.
Poole's square, flat figure, and uncomely, dry, even coarse face, recurred so distinctly to my mind's eye, that I thought, "No; impossible!
For I trust my honest wife, Most honest if uncomely to the eye, Hath not with foolish chatterings wearied you, As is the wont of women.
Everyone knows ugliness is in the eye of the beholder and, to a dog lover, there is no such thing as an uncomely canine.
The Declaration finishes with an uncomely statement: 'Only a fool does not change his/her mind.
Yes: there was to be, as Lord Henry had prophesied, a new Hedonism that was to recreate life, and to save it from that harsh, uncomely puritanism that is having, in our own day its curious revival.
Nobody in this book is uncomely, and hormones--as much as survival, desperation, and nightmares of the past--drive Eros and Kora inexorably together.
The result is Lubetkin's most powerful circular ramp since the Penguin Pool, adapted for humans." (62) Albert Angelo's microcosm of Clerkenwell neatly reflects post-war London with its passing of the old and the awkwardness of the new: a building inspired by a zoological enclosure, the "uncomely" (63) flats near the Shakespeare's Head and the unappealing alternative in the stifling suburbs of Mitcham.
Again, the narrator offers an explanation for this behaviour that might seem uncomely to people from higher castes who use them to justify their discrimination against the Dalit: