adjective \-ˈləv-lē\

: not attractive

Full Definition of UNLOVELY

:  not likable :  disagreeable, unpleasant
un·love·li·ness \-lē-nəs\ noun

Examples of UNLOVELY

  1. <Sunday night is often spoiled by the unlovely thought of having to go back to school or work the next morning.>
  2. <an unlovely but efficient little machine>

First Known Use of UNLOVELY

14th century


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