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unsightly (adj) unpleasant to look at; ugly.

Anything that does not fit in a beautiful scene and spoils the beauty of the scene is unsightly. Poor huts in front of a beautiful building are unsightly. That is, they are unpleasant to look at. An injury to any part of the body, with blood and pus coming out of it is unsightly. That is, an injury is always unsightly to look at.

  • Injuries are unsightly. They are ugly to look at and so nurses who wash them and dress them deserve our thanks.
  • The smoking chimneys of the factory with the beautiful scenery of hills and valleys in the background were very unsightly. They looked ugly against such a beautiful background.
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