Part of speech: adjective

Offensive to sight; ugly.

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Usage examples "unsightly":

  1. To reach the balconies reserved for the Corps Diplomatique we were obliged to leave our carriages in a little side- street and go through a long carpeted passage, the walls of which were hung with fine old tapestries taken from the Quirinal in order to hide the unsightly objects concealed behind them. - "The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912", Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone.
  2. Rome, unsightly still with the atrocities of the Tarquins, had neither art nor commerce. - "Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern", Edgar Saltus.
  3. I had come home again- home from unsightly deserts to the green and habitable corners of the earth. - "Robert Louis Stevenson", Margaret Moyes Black.