unhandsome

[uhn-han-suh m]
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adjective
  1. lacking good looks; not attractive in physical appearance; plain or ugly.
  2. ungracious; discourteous; unseemly: an unhandsome exchange of epithets.
  3. ungenerous; illiberal: an unhandsome reward.

Origin of unhandsome

First recorded in 1520–30; un-1 + handsome
Related formsun·hand·some·ly, adverbun·hand·some·ness, noun
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