[ UK /ʌnlˈʌvli/ ]
  1. without beauty or charm
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How To Use unlovely In A Sentence

  • So the fact that his elegant four-storey Victorian terraced house is directly opposite a very unlovely old low-rise council estate in Stockwell, south London, might, you feel, cause him aesthetic pain.
  • Woody trailers, harsh hard grass in tufts, the Asplenium trichomanes in rifts, the Pellea ternifolia in sand, and some ohia and mamane scrub in hollow places sheltered from the wind, all hard, crisp, unlovely growths, contrast with the lavish greenery below. The Hawaiian Archipelago
  • ‘You are an unlovely mixture of conceit and arrogance,’ one South African MP told another in 1969.
  • The EU is now on its month-long holiday, so the unlovely quartier européen is eerily quiet without the usual round of briefings, summits and French farmers demonstrating against subsidy cuts.
  • Entomophagy — the unlovely term for human consumption of insects — is a booming business. Times, Sunday Times
  • Three Trees of Rembrandt, black in shadow against the blaze of sunlight; and thou Rosy Cottager of Sir Joshua, -- thy roses hinted by the peppery burin of Bartolozzi; ye, too, of lower grades in nature, yet not unlovely nor unrenowned, Young Bull of Paulus Potter, and Sleeping Cat of Cornelius Visscher; welcome once more to my eyes! The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859
  • Besides those gums, another Australasian tree, the thin-foliaged and unlovely, but quick-growing "beefwood," has been largely planted at Kimberley and some other places. Impressions of South Africa
  • The schoolhouse is bare and unlovely, without tree or flower. The Second Chance
  • Perhaps it's the nature of his face - it's built to look older than it is, when it's really just odd - puckish, unlovely, something youth never really touched.
  • Consigned to the unlovely basket are colons and semicolons, and dashes and parentheses.
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