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.
He takes an unsightly piece of clay and moulds it into a thing divine.'
A wreath of roses was tried on, but this too was so unsightly that I refused to wear it.
Well, you know how unsightly the chips looked around the house, and which you had not had time to remove.
The reverse, unsightly side of the picture he would not so much as glance at.
Any others should be torn down as a dilapidated structure of any sort is not only unsightly but a breeding place for rats.
Above all, she should avoid the presence of disagreeable and unsightly objects.
Our pupils acquire agility without angularity or unsightly protuberances anywhere.
The machine is an unsightly heap at the bottom of the ravine.
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.