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  • adj. Not picturesque; unattractive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without beauty or charm


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  • The exterior of Sherborne Church has been called unpicturesque, owing to its low central tower and insignificant pinnacles.

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  • His candor in depicting how unpicturesque but absorbing much of the world is — if only our hearts would admit what our eyes tell us — elevates him above all other 19th-century landscape photographers in some minds.

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  • The unpicturesque malice and boredom of the middle-class English countryside are cheerfully recounted in this broad Day-Glo comedy with brutal moments of violence; Stephen Frears directs from a screenplay by Moira Buffini, based on the Posy Simmonds comic-book series.

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  • The hills are barren, they are dull of color, they are unpicturesque in shape.

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  • Weary of costume painting, I had determined to try my hand on modern life, with all its drawbacks of unpicturesque dress.

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  • I also enjoyed my skinless Coney at the Senate Coney Island, a very large Greek diner in an unpicturesque strip mall in Taylor Township, a suburb not far from Ms. O'Neill's home in Dearborn, home to America's largest Muslim population as well as the immense Ford Rouge Plant, just downriver from Detroit.

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  • Agamemnon should partly conceal his face, you should have made him hide a portion of it by placing his hands over his eyes and forehead; and not with a veil, which is as disagreeable to the eye, and as unpicturesque, as it is contrary to all costume.

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  • It is curious to consider — and the thought occurred to me this day, when I was out for a stroll pondering over the duties of this evening, which even then were looming in the distance, but not quite so far off as I could wish — I found it very curious to consider that though the newsman must be allowed to be a very unpicturesque rendering of

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  • His looks were starched, but his white neckerchief was not, and its long limp ends straggled over his closely – buttoned waistcoat in a very uncouth and unpicturesque fashion.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • The highest architectural cunning could have done nothing to make Hintock House dry and salubrious; and ruthless ignorance could have done little to make it unpicturesque.

    The Woodlanders


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