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.
Nobody in this book is uncomely, and hormones--as much as survival, desperation, and nightmares of the past--drive Eros and Kora inexorably together.
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:
While expressing the belief that deferring marriage forever might be better, he also seems to urge consideration for the desires of the woman: "if any man thinke that it is uncomely for his virgine, if she passe the floure of her age, and need so require, let him doe what he will, he sinneth not: let them be married" (1 Cor.
As early as 1747, the British innovator of taste Horace Walpole, whose eccentric and eclectic neo-Gothic mansion Strawberry Hill had been "an intensely personal statement of apartness" (Mowl 231), described the Dutch Masters as "drudging Mimics of Nature's most uncomely courseness [sic]" (qtd.
The resulting article dwelt on what she considered uncomely aspects of my person and various third-party denunciations of me as either a fool or a devil.