unlovely

[uhn-luhv-lee]
adjective
1.
not lovely; without beauty or charm.
2.
harsh or repellent in character; unpleasant; disagreeable; objectionable.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see un-1, lovely

unloveliness, noun
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unlovely (ʌnˈlʌvlɪ)
 
adj
1.  unpleasant in appearance
2.  unpleasant in character
 
un'loveliness
 
n

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unlovely
late 14c., "not evoking feelings of love," from un- (1) "not" + lovely. Meaning "ugly" is recorded from 1390s.
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Example sentences
And further, there seemed a tendency among many of his fellows to fall into the same blank and unlovely opinions.
And get an unlovely whiff of the world's biggest flower.
It shows an unlovely ridge with a couple of scruffy bushes on it.
Hills have always been rather unlovely, as they are not fertile, and the sandy roads of even a few years ago made travel.
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