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

Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpicturesque was in 1775

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“Unpicturesque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpicturesque. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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