adjective, un·sight·li·er, un·sight·li·est.
Examples from the Web for unsightliness
The bull is then known as a “stub-horn,” and his horns increase in roughness and unsightliness as he grows older.The Extermination of the American Bison|William T. Hornaday
It was in the new-born grass blades, thrusting up their delicate heads to rid the world of winter's unsightliness.The Heart of Unaga|Ridgwell Cullum
There was a full assortment of the halt, the hump-backed, and the crippled,—all degrees of sightlessness and unsightliness.
Deeper and deeper the snow infolds the earth, covering all its unsightliness of death and desolation.In New England Fields and Woods|Rowland E. Robinson
We exclaimed at the unsightliness of the huge skeleton lettering proclaiming to all the world that a maschinen-Fabrik was below.A War-time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes|Harriet Julia Jephson
British Dictionary definitions for unsightliness
Word Origin and History for unsightliness
early 15c., "displeasing to the eye," from un- (1) "not" + sight + -ly (1). Cf. Middle Dutch onsichtlijc "invisible; ugly," Middle High German unsihtlih "invisible." Related: Unsightliness. Middle English sightlie is attested from mid-15c. but only in the sense "visible;" sightly as "pleasing to the eye" is from 1560s.