Unhandsome Un*hand"some, a. 1. Not handsome; not beautiful; ungraceful; not comely or pleasing; plain; homely. [1913 Webster]

Were she other than she is, she were unhandsome. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I can not admit that there is anything unhandsome or irregular . . . in the globe. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

2. Wanting noble or amiable qualities; dishonorable; illiberal; low; disingenuous; mean; indecorous; as, unhandsome conduct, treatment, or imputations. ``Unhandsome pleasures.'' --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

3. Unhandy; clumsy; awkward; inconvenient. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The ships were unwieldy and unhandsome. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

A narrow, straight path by the water's side, very unhandsome for an army to pass that way, though they found not a man to keep the passage. --Sir T. North. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*hand"some*ly}, adv. -- {Un*hand"some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • unhandsomely — adverb see unhandsome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unhandsomely — See unhandsome. * * * …   Universalium

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  • unhandsome — unhandsomely, adv. unhandsomeness, n. /un han seuhm/, adj. 1. lacking good looks; not attractive in physical appearance; plain or ugly. 2. ungracious; discourteous; unseemly: an unhandsome exchange of epithets. 3. ungenerous; illiberal: an… …   Universalium

  • unhandsome — adjective Date: 1530 not handsome: as a. not beautiful ; homely b. unbecoming, unseemly c. lacking in courtesy or taste ; rude • unhandsomely adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unhandsomeness — See unhandsomely. * * * …   Universalium

  • unhandsome — /ʌnˈhænsəm/ (say un hansuhm) adjective 1. lacking good looks; plain or ugly. 2. ungracious; discourteous; unseemly; mean. 3. ungenerous; illiberal. –unhandsomely, adverb –unhandsomeness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • unhandsome — [unhan′səm] adj. 1. not handsome or attractive; plain; homely 2. not gracious or courteous; rude; unbecoming 3. stingy; mean unhandsomely adv …   English World dictionary

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