not a pretty sight

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not a pretty sight

: not pleasant to see : untidy
  • The kitchen was not a pretty sight after we finished making breakfast.

Word by Word Definitions

pretty play
  1. : artful, clever

  2. : pat, apt

  3. : pleasing by delicacy or grace

  1. : in some degree : moderately

  2. : quite, mainly

  3. : in a gracefully pleasing manner : prettily

  1. : dainty clothes

  2. : a pretty person or thing

  1. : to make pretty

sight play
  1. : something that is seen : spectacle

  2. : a thing regarded as worth seeing

  3. : something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance

  1. : to get or catch sight of

  2. : to look at through or as if through a sight

  3. : to aim by means of sights

  1. : based on recognition or comprehension without previous study

  2. : payable on presentation


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