Definition of uncomely in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkʌmli/

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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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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