unlovely

[ uhn-luhv-lee ]
/ ʌnˈlʌv li /

adjective

not lovely; without beauty or charm.
harsh or repellent in character; unpleasant; disagreeable; objectionable.

Origin of unlovely

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at un-1, lovely
Related formsun·love·li·ness, noun
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unlovely

/ (ʌnˈlʌvlɪ) /

adjective

unpleasant in appearance
unpleasant in character
Derived Formsunloveliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unlovely

unlovely


adj.

late 14c., "not evoking feelings of love," from un- (1) "not" + lovely. Meaning "ugly" is recorded from 1390s.

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