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unsightly

[uhn-sahyt-lee] /ʌnˈsaɪt li/
adjective, unsightlier, unsightliest.
1.
distasteful or unpleasant to look at:
an unsightly wound; unsightly disorder.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see un-1, sightly
Related forms
unsightliness, noun
Synonyms
unattractive, ugly, disagreeable.
Antonyms
beautiful.
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British Dictionary definitions for un sightliness

unsightly

/ʌnˈsaɪtlɪ/
adjective
1.
unpleasant or unattractive to look at; ugly
Derived Forms
unsightliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un sightliness

unsightly

adj.

early 15c., "displeasing to the eye," from un- (1) "not" + sight + -ly (1). Cf. Middle Dutch onsichtlijc "invisible; ugly," Middle High German unsihtlih "invisible." Related: Unsightliness. Middle English sightlie is attested from mid-15c. but only in the sense "visible;" sightly as "pleasing to the eye" is from 1560s.

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