eyesore

[ ahy-sawr, ahy-sohr ]
/ ˈaɪˌsɔr, ˈaɪˌsoʊr /

noun

something unpleasant to look at: The run-down house was an eyesore to the neighbors.

Origin of eyesore

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at eye, sore
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British Dictionary definitions for eyesore

eyesore

/ (ˈaɪˌsɔː) /

noun

something very ugly
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Word Origin and History for eyesore

eyesore


n.

"something offensive to the eye," 1520s, from eye (n.) + sore (n.).

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