unsightly

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adjective un·sight·ly \ˌən-ˈsīt-lē\

Definition of unsightly

  1. :  not pleasing to the sight :  not comely <an unsightly mess>

unsightliness

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Examples of unsightly in a sentence

  1. The cracks in the wall are unsightly.

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

15th Century

First Known Use of unsightly

15th century


UNSIGHTLY Defined for English Language Learners

unsightly

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adjective un·sight·ly \ˌən-ˈsīt-lē\

Definition of unsightly for English Language Learners

  • : not pleasant to look at


UNSIGHTLY Defined for Kids

unsightly

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adjective un·sight·ly \ˌən-ˈsīt-lē\

Definition of unsightly for Students

  1. :  not pleasant to look at :  ugly

Headscratcher for unsightly

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



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