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

Examples of uncomely in a Sentence

behind his somewhat uncomely face lay a sweet and charming personality
Recent Examples on the Web Everyone knows ugliness is in the eye of the beholder and, to a dog lover, there is no such thing as an uncomely canine. John Rogers, Twin Cities, 24 June 2019 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, 22 Mar. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncomely was in the 14th century

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“Uncomely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncomely. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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