adjective, un·sight·li·er, un·sight·li·est.
Origin of unsightly
Examples from the Web for unsightly
Most of us, I would venture to say, have tried to remedy these unsightly problems.
President Obama has been mocked by the cool crowd for wearing some unflattering dad jeans and unsightly mandals.
The reverse, unsightly side of the picture he would not so much as glance at.Garrison's Finish|W. B. M. Ferguson
Three years had passed since I last set eyes upon it, but the unsightly memory I had retained was justified by the reality.Incredible Adventures|Algernon Blackwood
The doors were not new and unsightly, but adapted with great care, some of them being windows a little enlarged.Hester, Volume 1 (of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
She plumped into it higgledy-piggledy and curled up, an unsightly, humpful excrescence upon its suave surface.Wanted: A Husband|Samuel Hopkins Adams
This unsightly thing became the fashion, and all portraits of men of that time were painted with it.Pictures Every Child Should Know|Dolores Bacon
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.