something unpleasant to look at: The run-down house was an eyesore to the neighbors.
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How to use eyesore in a sentence
If you thought the rare division winner with a losing record was an eyesore, wait until you get that in addition to frequent 8-9 wild-card teams.The NFL chose quantity over quality, and its product suffered | Jerry Brewer | January 18, 2022 | Washington Post
This often leads to cable clutter that can be both an eyesore and a nuisance to your workspace.Save on this 3-in-1 wireless Charging Pad this week only | Stack Commerce | January 9, 2022 | Popular-Science
In Port Isabel, Hockema said he fears that the Texas LNG terminal will be approved and built, and then abandoned for lack of business, leaving the town with a permanent, hulking eyesore.Engineers raise alarms over the risk of major explosions at LNG plants | Will Englund | June 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Even if Lynn and his staff didn’t call the run, it remains an eyesore in an overall picture that also includes a 3-8 record.What to know from NFL Week 12: Tyreek Hill and Derrick Henry took over as the coronavirus loomed | Adam Kilgore | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
And, not insignificantly, huge arrays of solar panels can be an eyesore.Can farmland fix solar power’s real estate problem? | Tim McDonnell | October 8, 2020 | Quartz
In 1991, Detroit Mayor Colman Young, who thought the area was an eyesore, had many of the installations demolished.Who Is Burning Down Detroit’s World-Famous Street Art? | James Fassinger | March 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Republicans are also moving on immigration, which leaves sequester as the eyesore of the evening.Budget Battles Ahead, Obama Prepares High-Stakes State of the Union | Eleanor Clift | February 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It began building an important project on an area that was an eyesore—an ugly multistory parking lot—then stumbled into this mess.
Meanwhile, the lifeless shell of the Concordia is a rusting eyesore on the rocks off the coast of Giglio.Costa Concordia Inquiry Begins: Transcripts and Reports From the Scene | Barbie Latza Nadeau | March 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the limelight, every glitch and wart becomes an eyesore for an international audience.Rio Buildings’ Collapse New Sign of World Cup Headache for Brazil | Mac Margolis | January 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Commissioners, from the first moment of their institution, had been an eyesore to the people of Boston.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
If this is not done, they become that greatest eyesore, a degenerated ornament.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
At last she questioned Knight, and complained that the bristly barrier was an eyesore.The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
And as for the son and heir, he shall be an eyesore to no young revellers, for he shall be drawn in cloth-of-gold breeches.
Two other cuts—mere rabblement and eyesore—leave on the mind a feeling of disgust almost without interest and without shame.George Cruikshank | W. H. Chesson
British Dictionary definitions for eyesore
something very ugly
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