Unlovely
Unlovely Un*love"ly, a. Not lovely; not amiable; possessing qualities that excite dislike; disagreeable; displeasing; unpleasant. -- {Un*love"li*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • unlovely — late 14c., not evoking feelings of love, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + LOVELY (Cf. lovely). Meaning ugly is recorded from 1390s …   Etymology dictionary

  • unlovely — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not attractive; ugly …   English terms dictionary

  • unlovely — [unluv′lē] adj. not lovely, pleasing, or attractive; disagreeable unloveliness n …   English World dictionary

  • unlovely — [[t]ʌ̱nlʌ̱vli[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as unlovely, you mean that it is unattractive or unpleasant in some way. [WRITTEN] She found a small, inexpensive motel on the outskirts of the town; it was barren and unlovely. Syn: ugly …   English dictionary

  • unlovely — UK [ʌnˈlʌvlɪ] / US adjective Word forms unlovely : adjective unlovely comparative unlovelier superlative unloveliest humorous not attractive to look at …   English dictionary

  • unlovely — adjective Date: 14th century not likable ; disagreeable, unpleasant • unloveliness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unlovely — unloveliness, n. /un luv lee/, adj. 1. not lovely; without beauty or charm. 2. harsh or repellent in character; unpleasant; disagreeable; objectionable. [1350 1400; ME; see UN 1, LOVELY] * * * …   Universalium

  • unlovely — adjective unattractive, ugly …   Wiktionary

  • unlovely — Synonyms and related words: beautiless, blemished, blotted, cacophonic, cacophonous, defaced, disfigured, dysphemistic, dysphemized, homely, inelegant, marred, plain, short on looks, spoiled, uglified, ugly, ugly as hell, ugly as sin, unaesthetic …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unlovely — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not handsome or beautiful: homely, plain, unattractive, uncomely. Idioms: not much for looks, not much to look at, short on looks. See BEAUTIFUL …   English dictionary for students

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