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  • Unpleasant to look at; ugly.

    ‘unsightly warts’
    • ‘Photos of ugly babies and unsightly spouses have never met a kinder pair of eyes than yours.’
    • ‘Travellers who were running a paving company from a disused pub car park turned it into an unsightly rubbish dump.’
    • ‘He said rubbish on motorways is unsightly and poses a danger to both drivers and animals.’
    • ‘A rapidly expanding use of the technology is in the removal of unsightly warts and cysts.’
    • ‘If you are worried that the warts are unsightly, see your GP about treatment options to help them to clear up more quickly.’
    • ‘Also pay special attention to alleyways that can often be a wind trap or a store for unsightly rubbish.’
    • ‘If you have an ugly suite, chances are you've also inherited some unsightly tiles.’
    • ‘At the present time the river bed, situated in the village is almost dried up and is an unsightly mass of dried algae and slime.’
    • ‘Not only is this unsightly, it is also a health hazard and has been seen as showing a lack of respect for the community in general.’
    • ‘They are also of the opinion that the mast is unsightly in a high amenity residential area, and that it is extremely high.’
    • ‘At the back were unsightly old workshops and flat-roofed buildings.’
    • ‘But too often mouths are firmly closed to hide yellowing enamel, unsightly fillings or missing teeth.’
    • ‘It led to the removal of a number of trees, and the construction of unsightly water cylinders and pumping houses.’
    • ‘The most effective control is to check the plants regularly and remove unsightly and badly - affected foliage.’
    • ‘This year they hired a part time by-law officer to aggressively enforce bylaws such as unsightly premises.’
    • ‘The biggest problems appear to be litter on the streets and dogs fouling the footpaths, both unsightly.’
    • ‘Often they are opposed by the community because they are deemed either unsightly or a hazard because of radiation emissions.’
    • ‘Work will commence shortly and will include the removal of the unsightly narrow grass margin on the city side.’
    • ‘An unsightly building in the centre of Hockley which was once an iron foundry is set to be demolished and replaced with a new block of offices.’
    • ‘However, wind farms are often unpopular because they are unsightly.’
    ugly, unattractive, unprepossessing, unlovely, ill-favoured, disagreeable, displeasing, awful-looking, frightful-looking, hideous, horrible, repulsive, revolting, repellent, disgusting, offensive, grotesque, monstrous, gruesome, ghastly
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/ˌənˈsītlē/ /ˌənˈsaɪtli/