Definitions

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  • adv. In a way that is not pretty, often deliberately so

Etymologies

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un- +‎ prettily

Examples

  • They become dispirited through suffering, or embittered through disappointment, or very, very tired through general causes, and they wear the mantle of age gracefully or unprettily, but the spirit of youthfulness remains in the normal woman until she dies.

    Idle Comments

  • To further enlarge my understanding he contorted his face unprettily.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

  • Thiebault, the knight, obtains leave from his lady to go, and she, by a device not unprettily told, gets from him leave to go too.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

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