Definition of unsightly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈsītlē/


Unpleasant to look at; ugly: unsightly warts
More example sentences
  • Photos of ugly babies and unsightly spouses have never met a kinder pair of eyes than yours.
  • Travellers who were running a paving company from a disused pub car park turned it into an unsightly rubbish dump.
  • He said rubbish on motorways is unsightly and poses a danger to both drivers and animals.
ugly, unattractive, unprepossessing, unlovely, disagreeable, displeasing, hideous, horrible, repulsive, revolting, offensive, grotesque, monstrous, gross, ghastly
informal butt ugly
vulgar slang fugly



Pronunciation: /ˌənˈsītlēnis/
Example sentences
  • The response from the children has been outstanding and they have shown a very responsible attitude, not only about the unsightliness of litter, but more importantly an awareness of the dangers it puts us in.
  • Due to the limitation of tracks, inconvenience to passengers, disruption to traffic, and their unsightliness, tramcars finally disappeared in 1963.
  • If he must depict ugliness, let his art not be ugly: to confuse the unsightliness of the subject with the squalor of the work is wholly to misunderstand the function of art.

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Syllabification: un·sight·ly

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