[ UK /sˈa‍ɪtli/ ]
  1. very pleasing to the eye
    there's a bonny bay beyond
    young fair maidens
    a comely face
    my bonny lass
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How To Use sightly In A Sentence

  • Women suffering from anorexia are still convinced that their thin, frail bodies are fat and unsightly. Conversely, some people who are a great deal heavier than they should be can persuade themselves that they are 'just right'.
  • Before this ugly edifice, and between it and the wheel-track of the street, was a grass-plot, much overgrown with burdock, pig-weed, apple-pern, and such unsightly vegetation, which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilised society, a prison. The Scarlet Letter
  • This kid friendly fairy tale about an unsightly ogre was both heartwarming and very funny.
  • Begin the meeting on time-or if possible sightly early - this will minimize chair squirming and lessen any build up of tension. Heads up staffers, tips to avoid a Health Care "Town Hell" (Blog for Democracy)
  • Use a thirty-gallon garbage bin as a laundry hamper… it's waterproof, and hides those unsightly stains and odors.
  • If I don't work out, I turn into a puddle of unsightly pudge.
  • It led to the removal of a number of trees, and the construction of unsightly water cylinders and pumping houses.
  • A quick scan reveals all 10 little piggies, with no unsightly bunions or hammer toes.
  • A 23 year old woman was referred by her general practitioner with multiple, unsightly lesions on her right pinna, which occasionally discharged pus.
  • Professor Oswald takes a sightly more lenient view.
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