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Definition of "unhandsome" []

  • Not attractive or beautiful; homely. (adjective)
  • Not courteous or in good taste; ungracious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unhandsome" in a sentence
  • "I am conscious that my conduct may appear to you extremely unhandsome and, I feel somthing like uneasiness untill I explain."
  • ""Whin the talk goes round iv a maid an 'a man, the one pretty an' the other not unhandsome, both young an 'neither married, does it' token aught but the one thing?""
  • "I leave it to you: thirty years of age, not entirely unhandsome, an intellectual and artistic place in the world, and an income most dazzling -- why shouldn't women pursue me?"