not lovely; without beauty or charm.
harsh or repellent in character; unpleasant; disagreeable; objectionable.
- un·love·li·ness, noun
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How to use unlovely in a sentence
Prussian militarism was unlovely, to be sure, but the Kaiser was no Führer.
Most crimes are motivated by unlovely impulses that are at least comprehensible: the desire for money, sex, respect, revenge.There's Little We Can Do to Prevent Another Massacre | Megan McArdle | December 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We are not smarter or wiser because we happen to be born later, and it's an unlovely tendency to imagine that we are.
It is said that atheists are bred in slums, and amidst brick walls and unlovely surroundings.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
In a few moments the crude, unlovely room was piteously bright, and the mystery had flown.Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
The fire had gone out during the excitement of the morning, and the room looked more than ever unlovely and uninhabited.Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
It was all quite unlovely, yet it had made him happy to come there.Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
Must I bear the awful burden of authority, that unlovely appendage to youth?Ernest Linwood | Caroline Lee Hentz
British Dictionary definitions for unlovely
unpleasant in appearance
unpleasant in character
- unloveliness, noun
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