unsightly

adjective un·sight·ly \ ˌən-ˈsīt-lē \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of unsightly

: not pleasing to the sight : not comely
  • an unsightly mess

unsightliness

play \ˌən-ˈsīt-lē-nəs\ noun

Examples of unsightly in a Sentence

  1. The cracks in the wall are unsightly.

  2. strip-mining leaves an unsightly gash in the landscape

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First Known Use of unsightly

15th century

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UNSIGHTLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of unsightly for English Language Learners

  • : not pleasant to look at


UNSIGHTLY Defined for Kids

unsightly

adjective un·sight·ly \ ˌən-ˈsīt-lē \

Definition of unsightly for Students

: not pleasant to look at : ugly

Headscratcher for unsightly

Unsightly contains all of the letters of its meaning: ugly.



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