unpicturesque

adjective
un·​pic·​tur·​esque | \ ˌən-ˌpik-chə-ˈresk How to pronounce unpicturesque (audio) \

Definition of unpicturesque

: not charming or quaint in appearance : not picturesque His looks were starched, but his white neckerchief was not, and its long limp ends straggled over his closely-buttoned waistcoat in a very uncouth and unpicturesque fashion.— Charles Dickens

First Known Use of unpicturesque

1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpicturesque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpicturesque. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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