eyesore

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noun eye·sore \ˈī-ˌsȯr\

Definition of eyesore

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

Examples of eyesore in a Sentence

  1. The shack is a real eyesore.

  2. the old abandoned house was a neighborhood eyesore

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First Known Use of eyesore

1530


EYESORE Defined for English Language Learners

eyesore

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Definition of eyesore for English Language Learners

  • : an ugly object or building


EYESORE Defined for Kids

eyesore

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noun eye·sore \ˈī-ˌsȯr\

Definition of eyesore for Students

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



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