distasteful or unpleasant to look at:
an unsightly wound; unsightly disorder.
late Middle English;
unattractive, ugly, disagreeable.
unpleasant or unattractive to look at; ugly
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Weeds not only steal water and nutrients from your plants but also often produce allergens and look unsightly.
At first glance they do look rather fierce and perhaps unsightly, but they are actually quite docile aquatic amphibians.
There is, however, some fairly unsightly development outside the walls towards the train and bus stations.
Unlike traditional concrete or asphalt, pavers will not form unsightly cracks that span your driveway, walkway or patio area.
Moles are more than a sometimes unsightly skin growth.
It typically causes no serious harm, but can be unsightly.
In times of drought hydro dams leave an unsightly scar on the landscape.
Those cost-saving measures have the added advantage of minimizing the risk of unsightly campus controversies.
They're less likely to cause an unsightly bump under the fabric.
It came rolling in from the open sea, a shapeless and unsightly thing.
Therewith he took the gift in both hands, and set it there before his feet on his unsightly scrip.
Tourists, who come searching for brightly coloured reefs, turn away in dismay from piles of unsightly grey rubble.
They also barred unsightly trucks and buses from the city.
Unfortunately, it is also highly effective at dissolving the skin, causing discomfort and leaving unsightly sores.
It is itself a mutant of sorts, a contentious, unsightly hybrid of martial-arts exploitation film and live-action cartoon.
Treatment is usually not needed unless the growths become irritated or are unsightly.
If you're a gadget hound, it's likely every outlet in your home is a messy snake's nest of power cords and unsightly adapters.
Unfortunately, they're also unsightly and uncomfortable, and have an annoying wire that tethers you to the desk.
Uncomfortable and unsightly bloating is a common complaint among travelers.
While the condition is usually harmless, it can be uncomfortable and unsightly.
Most are harmless and benign though painful and unsightly.
Guests are not required to wear unsightly wristbands during their stay.
Several years ago, she noticed an unsightly ulcer on her face.
These lesions are notoriously difficult to heal and often leave behind unsightly, slow healing scars.
Use this root concealer to cover up those unsightly patches, allowing you to go longer between color treatments.
They would regret not buying the land below the villa, which would soon give way to an unsightly development.
And indeed, nobody in his right mind would want to sport something so unsightly.
Unsightly groups of shacks and backyard privies clustered along many of the streets.
What's more even the deep shades leave no unsightly stains on your fingers.
It's fitting and weird at the same time, an unsightly amalgam of news and entertainment.
However, you should not cut down or tie up the irises' leaves at this point, even if they are a bit unsightly.
Unsightly appliances are a thing of the past, thanks to the current trend of hiding them in drawers.
Training is too rigorous, the bared bottoms too undignified, and all that fat is both unsightly and unhealthy.
We will do our best to match colors and provide coverage that will not be unsightly.
Infected leaves are unsightly, but generally do not cause serious harm to the plant.
Illegal dumps are not only unsightly, they also are potential fire and health hazards.
Floral pieces will be removed without notice when they become unsightly.
Plants that tend to grow vigorously can become overgrown and unsightly with age.
Inoperable and unlicensed motor vehicles are unsightly and can pre sent a wide range of hazards for a community.
Generally, little harm is done to the fish but the infection is unsightly.