unhandsome


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unhandsome \Un*hand"some\, a.
   1. Not handsome; not beautiful; ungraceful; not comely or
      pleasing; plain; homely.
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            Were she other than she is, she were unhandsome.
                                                  --Shak.
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            I can not admit that there is anything unhandsome or
            irregular . . . in the globe.         --Woodward.
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   2. Wanting noble or amiable qualities; dishonorable;
      illiberal; low; disingenuous; mean; indecorous; as,
      unhandsome conduct, treatment, or imputations. "Unhandsome
      pleasures." --J. Fletcher.
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   3. Unhandy; clumsy; awkward; inconvenient. [Obs.]
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            The ships were unwieldy and unhandsome. --Holland.
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            A narrow, straight path by the water's side, very
            unhandsome for an army to pass that way, though they
            found not a man to keep the passage.  --Sir T.
                                                  North.
      [1913 Webster] -- Un*hand"some*ly, adv. --
      Un*hand"some*ness, n.
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