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  • n. The state or condition of being unpretty; ugliness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being unpretty; want of prettiness.


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unpretty +‎ -ness


  • That's not always a pretty thing but I think Hall did enough to make it compelling even in spite of that unprettiness.

    REVIEW: The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall

  • Talking to his colleagues, on the other hand, he emphasized the importance of discrimination, given the unprettiness of their techniques.


  • Then, in the mid-'60s, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and, above all, Dylan introduced something like the modernism that had mutated high art earlier in the century: irony, paradox, willed weirdness, militant unprettiness, dark preoccupations.

    The Roots Of Rock

  • I spent years lamenting the unprettiness of my long, bumpy nose* before I came to terms with it ... and now, I thought I'd do something pretty for it -- both to punish it for giving me so much grief and to decorate it with a conquering rhinestone flag.

    August 9th, 2005

  • More than anybody except Arthur Stuart, truth be known, and as they talked, Alvin would lie down on the cot in the cell and he'd close his eyes and then. he didn't have to see either her unprettiness or her hexery, he could just hear the words and think the ideas and see the visions that she conjured in him.

    Alvin Journeyman

  • Perched on top of her perfect body, Lori’s head—the weird, spiky hair and the acne-drenched face—looked perpetually offended by its own unprettiness.

    Every little thing in the world


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