Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not beautiful; plain; ugly.

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  • adjective Not beautiful; ugly or inelegant.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ beautiful

Examples

  • Brown says that, like Boyle, they are the "unbeautiful", ignored by their bosses despite their diligence, dismissed by advertisers, ignored by popular culture.

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  • We know, however, that Beethoven had some poetic idea in his mind as he wrote this; but as he never gave the clew to the world, the music has been swallowed as 'absolute music' by the modern formalists "-- a comment which would apply almost word for word, with a change of names and titles, to a certain tumultuous and" unbeautiful "passage in MacDowell's" Lancelot and Elaine. "

    Edward MacDowell

  • That scene at the end of the movie Elizabeth, when she goes 'alright, f--k it, I'm going to succumb to my destiny and be queen' and she becomes unbeautiful.

    Fear And Clothing: Cintra Wilson's Fierce Fashion Prowess

  • As to me, I could pick apart the little things about my face or my personality that make me feel decidedly unbeautiful.

    Some Shape Of Beauty - Her Bad Mother

  • Suppose there was something else in my life that took the other ninety-nine parts, and, furthermore, that ruined my figure, that put pouches under my eyes and crows-feet in the corners, that made me unbeautiful to look upon and that made my spirit unbeautiful.

    Chapter XIX

  • And the shop that stood between the pawnshop and the shop of dreary indecency showed with quite a blaze of old world beauty, for it was, by accident, a shop not unbeautiful in itself.

    Weatherwatch: City streets paved with gold

  • A little later Balatta had returned, bringing with her a half-dozen women who, unbeautiful as they were, were patently not so unbeautiful as she.

    THE RED ONE

  • A character can be a Mary-Sue and have the writer blathering on and on (and on, and on) about how unbeautiful she is.

    Who Mary Sue Isn’t at SF Novelists

  • Squat and lean at the same time, asymmetrically limbed, string-muscled as if with lengths of cordage, dirt-caked from infancy save for casual showers, she was as unbeautiful a prototype of woman as he, with a scientist's eye, had ever gazed upon.

    THE RED ONE

  • For a book that intends to be unbeautiful, "plodding", sometimes it makes all the difference to expect that as you enter the narrative.

    Furies

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