eye·​sore | \ ˈī-ˌsȯr How to pronounce eyesore (audio) \

Definition of eyesore

: something offensive to view the old factory has become an eyesore

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Examples of eyesore in a Sentence

The shack is a real eyesore. the old abandoned house was a neighborhood eyesore
Recent Examples on the Web First things first, get rid of that eyesore of a plastic container. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "How To Make Store-Bought Hummus Taste Impressively Homemade In Just Seconds," 16 June 2020 By the way, this isn’t the current Coliseum configuration marred by the embarrassing Mount Davis eyesore. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "I-5 Series, Game 6: Eddie Mathews’ grand slam off Dave Stewart forces a SoCal-NorCal Game 7," 1 June 2020 Courtesy of Urban Outfitters Gone are the days of looking out the window to an ugly plastic eyesore. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "These 5 Stylish Inflatable Pools Will Turn Your Backyard Into a Cooling Escape," 1 May 2020 Like too many areas of Birmingham at the time, the Lakeview neighborhood was largely a blighted eyesore in the 1980s. Cary Estes, al, "How Pepper Place grew a nationally acclaimed farmers market," 13 Apr. 2020 Kentucky was a statistical eyesore against the Rebels, missing 20 of its 22 3-point shot attempts and suffering nine steals. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "It's grit, not glamour, that carried the day for Kentucky basketball over Ole Miss," 16 Feb. 2020 Most natural fabrics, like cotton and linens, wrinkle much faster than synthetics and wools, often leaving you with the eyesore of a creased outfit or puckered curtains. Popular Science, "De-wrinkle your clothes with these powerful irons," 27 Dec. 2019 By 1989, the eyesores of the previous decade — broken windows, trash all over the floor — were all but gone. New York Times, "Sex and the Subway Ad," 9 Aug. 2019 The plans also call for removing several billboards that have long been viewed as an eyesore. Madison Iszler, ExpressNews.com, "Developer building nearly 300 luxury apartments in north Bexar County," 10 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of eyesore

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eyesore was in 1530

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23 Jun 2020

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“Eyesore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyesore. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eyesore

: an ugly object or building


eye·​sore | \ ˈī-ˌsȯr How to pronounce eyesore (audio) \

Kids Definition of eyesore

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

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