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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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, "Scamp the Tramp wins World’s Ugliest Dog Contest," 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, "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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“Uncomely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncomely?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=u&file=uncomely_1. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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