Entry from British & World English dictionary
1 archaic or humorous (Especially of a woman) not attractive: she was nineteen and not uncomely
More example sentences
- She knew that no man of Royal blood could ever want her uncomely daughter as his wife and she knew that Rachel hadn't the personality to attract a man simply for her thoughts.
- I just loved the line ‘not uncomely face’, and as for the denial - well, let me say that Kei is not immune to that, either.
- The mother notes Raskolnikov's stubborn nature, mentioning the story of Raskolnikov's insistence on marrying his landlady's uncomely and lame daughter, despite her objections.
1.1 archaic Not agreeable or suitable.
- Yes, there was to be a new Hedonism that was to re-create life, and to save it from that harsh, uncomely Puritanism that is having, in our own day, its curious revival.
- Just so, she thought, I cleanse my heart of suspicion's uncomely stain!
- The trio treats their jittery dance-punk like a mad science experiment, haphazardly fusing club-ready basslines with uncomely electronic raucousness.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: un|come¦ly
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.