Definition of unlovely in English:

unlovely

Line breaks: un|love¦ly
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈlʌvli
 
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adjective

Not attractive; ugly: unlovely tower blocks
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  • Of particular beauty here, of course, is the use of utterly inappropriate terms to maintain the rhyme, which saw ‘gloat’ used as a noun directly above this unlearned and unlovely deformed child of a verse.
  • Joy Episalla takes photographs of things that are inconsequential, unlovely and just plain boring.
  • Being unlovely has been a deliberate strategy employed by all sides during the conflict, a way to terrorise and shock opponents and onlookers alike. There is the obviously appalling aspect of the troubles that left over 3000 people dead.

Derivatives

unloveliness

noun
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  • Thus, today's degraded society in Britain, under a socialist government which has intentionally pulled up the underpinnings of marriage and a home and a family with two married parents living in it, lumbers on in all its unloveliness.
  • Because all the landmines and nasty surprises are going off in the backyards of those people who have chosen a life of unloveliness, we are told.
  • What exactly is equally valid with sleaze, populism, and unloveliness, I wonder?

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Word of the day hubris
Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
noun
excessive pride or self-confidence