Most of us, I would venture to say, have tried to remedy these unsightly problems.
President Obama has been mocked by the cool crowd for wearing some unflattering dad jeans and unsightly mandals.
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.