uncomely

adjective
un·​come·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈkəm-lē also -ˈkōm- or -ˈkäm- How to pronounce uncomely (audio) \
uncomelier; uncomeliest

Definition of uncomely

: unpleasant to look at : not comely an uncomely creature an uncomely portrait … the assistant, who glanced back at Dorian with a look of shy wonder in his rough uncomely face.— Oscar Wilde

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In this dark comedy set primarily in the late 1920s, our narrator is Aroon St. Charles, the heavy, uncomely daughter of a landed Anglo-Irish family beset by money troubles. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Five Best: Meghan Cox Gurdon on Bewilderment," 22 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of uncomely

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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