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eyesore

[ahy-sawr, ahy-sohr] /ˈaɪˌsɔr, ˈaɪˌsoʊr/
noun
1.
something unpleasant to look at:
The run-down house was an eyesore to the neighbors.
Origin of eyesore
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see eye, sore
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  • So far as you are concerned see that you are never an eyesore.

    Courtship and Marriage Annie S. Swan
  • The Pennsylvania Avenue is an eyesore and a disgrace to the nation.

  • It became almost an eyesore to the quiet gentry, who viewed the palace with a feeling of their own inferiority.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society Grace & Philip Wharton
  • These courts were, not unnaturally, an eyesore to the Japanese people.

    The Empire of the East H. B. Montgomery
  • The presence of such a man as Lax in the country was an eyesore to Captain Clayton, which it was his primary duty to remove.

    The Landleaguers Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for eyesore

eyesore

/ˈaɪˌsɔː/
noun
1.
something very ugly
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Word Origin and History for eyesore
n.

"something offensive to the eye," 1520s, from eye (n.) + sore (n.).

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