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  • adjective comparative form of unlovely: more unlovely

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Examples

  • The story would come out, bit by bit, as the woman sat there, a worn, unlovely figure, her hands -- toil-blackened, seamed, calloused, unlovelier than any woman's hands were ever meant to be -- lying in unaccustomed idleness in her lap.

    Fanny Herself

  • The story would come out, bit by bit, as the woman sat there, a worn, unlovely figure, her hands -- toil-blackened, seamed, calloused, unlovelier than any woman's hands were ever meant to be -- lying in unaccustomed idleness in her lap.

    Fanny Herself

  • He tidied it up with his own hands, removing or concealing the unlovelier signs of his presence and profession.

    The Divine Fire

  • For a people who were what the Puritans were before Puritanism, cannot be changed by the Holy Ghost into angels of light; their stubborn carnality will not evaporate like a mist; it clings to them, and being now so discordant with the impulse within, an awkwardness and uncouthness result, which suggest some strange hybrid: to the eye and ear, they are unlovelier and harsher than they were before their illumination; but

    The History of the United States from 1492 to 1910, Volume 1 From Discovery of America October 12, 1492 to Battle of Lexington April 19, 1775

  • For the myth of Demeter, like the Greek religion in general, had its unlovelier side, grotesque, unhellenic, unglorified by art, illustrated well enough by the description Pausanias gives us of his visit to the cave of the Black Demeter at Phigalia.

    Greek Studies: a Series of Essays

  • See him in his earlier strife with the obstinate matter -- how uncouth the first outline of limb and feature; unlovelier often in the rugged commencements of shape, than when the dumb mass stood shapeless.

    Pausanias, the Spartan The Haunted and the Haunters, an Unfinished Historical Romance

  • He is too keen on the unlovelier aspects of tabloid journalism.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • - might be blinded to the unlovelier inclinations of the Progressive

    Thestar.com - Home Page

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