unlovely

adjective
un·love·ly | \ ˌən-ˈləv-lē \

Definition of unlovely 

: not likable : disagreeable, unpleasant

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unloveliness \ˌən-ˈləv-lē-nəs \ noun

Examples of unlovely in a Sentence

Sunday night is often spoiled by the unlovely thought of having to go back to school or work the next morning. an unlovely but efficient little machine

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Michaela itself is housed in an unlovely gray office block opposite a London Underground train station. Flora Carr, Time, "What It's Like to Study at the Strictest School in Britain," 20 Apr. 2018 The particular atmosphere of unlovely Belleville is deftly conveyed … yet there is beauty here too. New York Times, "11 New Books We Recommend This Week," 15 Feb. 2018 Lupe's unlovely appearance and McKinnon's sassy attitude make the loyal goat the best character in the movie. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Animated film 'Ferdinand' has earnest message for kids: Review," 15 Dec. 2017 But the new Indian ambition still has a strident and unlovely side. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "At 70, India Shows a New Vigor," 14 Aug. 2017 But every Documenta, since the first in 1955, has served as a manifesto about art’s current relevance and direction, and every one has taken place in Kassel, an unlovely town north of Frankfurt destroyed by Allied bombs in World War II. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Documenta 14, a German Art Show’s Greek Revival," 9 Apr. 2017 The characters, all animals, have an unlovely, hard-plastic sheen. Jane Horwitz, The Denver Post, "“Rock Dog” obeys every command of a formulaic kids’ tale," 24 Feb. 2017 The arena itself is an unlovely building, situated next to Victoria Station, near big department stores and the Arndale shopping center— Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "A Terrorist Attack in Manchester," 23 May 2017 David Longstreth makes music in a former cabinet-builder’s workshop on the east side of Los Angeles, in an unlovely, industrial part of town. Jonah Weiner, New York Times, "The Dirty Projectors Go Solo," 16 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of unlovely

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unlovely was in the 15th century

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unlovely

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unlovely

: not attractive

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