View synonyms for unaesthetic


[ uhn-es-thet-ikor, especially British, -ees- ]


  1. offensive to the aesthetic sense; lacking in beauty or sensory appeal; unpleasant, as an object, design, arrangement, etc.:

    an unaesthetic combination of colors.

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  • un·aes·thet·i·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of unaesthetic1

First recorded in 1825–35; un- 1 + aesthetic

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Example Sentences

It doesn’t help if, in an attempt to disguise its unaesthetic nature, the router’s owner placed the gadget in a deep corner or covered it with books or other trinkets.

And, surprisingly, all those purely unaesthetic choices help give focus to the art-fair experience.

The funny thing is that all these champions of unaesthetic “authenticity” are in fact following in a hallowed aesthetic tradition.

Even the utterly unaesthetic dwelling-house hardly seemed to spoil the picture.

After this ringing indictment it surprised no Whipple to read that we had become intolerant, materialistic, unaesthetic.

He shrank from them all, as too downright, bluff, and active; too worldly and unaesthetic; or too stiff and narrow.

Some day it will be recognized that a long composition recording different emotions is really unaesthetic in a uniform pattern.

Easy of access, and for the most part fertile, they were an ideal country for that unaesthetic person, the practical settler.


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