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eyesore

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noun eye·sore \ˈī-ˌsȯr\

Simple Definition of eyesore

  • : an ugly object or building

Full Definition of eyesore

  1. :  something offensive to view <the old factory has become an eyesore>

Examples of eyesore

  1. The shack is a real eyesore.

  2. <the old abandoned house was a neighborhood eyesore>



1530

First Known Use of eyesore

1530


EYESORE Defined for Kids

eyesore

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noun eye·sore \ˈī-ˌsȯr\

Definition of eyesore

  1. :  something that looks ugly <That empty building is an eyesore.>





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