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unlovely

[uhn-luhv-lee] /ʌnˈlʌv li/
adjective
1.
not lovely; without beauty or charm.
2.
harsh or repellent in character; unpleasant; disagreeable; objectionable.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see un-1, lovely
Related forms
unloveliness, noun
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for unlovely

unlovely

/ʌnˈlʌvlɪ/
adjective
1.
unpleasant in appearance
2.
unpleasant in character
Derived Forms
unloveliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unlovely
adj.

late 14c., "not evoking feelings of love," from un- (1) "not" + lovely. Meaning "ugly" is recorded from 1390s.

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