Definition of unaesthetic in English:


Pronunciation: /ʌniːsˈθɛtɪk//ʌnɛsˈθɛtɪk/


  • 1Not visually pleasing; unattractive.

    ‘the control tower provides an unaesthetic foreground to the mountains’
    ‘he found the manner in which they were constructed unaesthetic’
    • ‘As an artist, I view anything out of proportion as totally unaesthetic.’
    • ‘If you have watched this television show, the celebratory eating of worms and other unaesthetic creatures on television, you will know that the ratings can keep coming only so long.’
    • ‘Despite their unaesthetic design, Fortey fell for the hard - shelled creatures immediately.’
    • ‘Ruthlessness toward members of the same species is not only unethical and unaesthetic, it is perverse, against nature.’
    • ‘Chronic excessive fluoride intake can result in fluorosis, an unaesthetic mottling of the teeth.’
    • ‘Well, it's unaesthetic, silly and perhaps somewhat cute.’
    • ‘He riddled his tales with a child's patois, ‘plenty of prattle, nonsense, and unaesthetic words like ‘baa’ and ‘boo’ in his pockets.’
    • ‘He uses silicone as an adhesive, and for any of you unfamiliar with silicone, it's a sticky, clear, incomprehensibly unaesthetic product sold by the tube in most hardware stores.’
    • ‘He shunned the fury of the senses and what Keats called ‘ruffian passion’, which Boucher perceived as not merely unpolished and irrational but also as supremely unaesthetic.’
    • ‘Maybe that was the idea - to compensate for a poor sculptor or unaesthetic subject.’
    • ‘They were aware of French critics who cast aspersions on the Eiffel Tower as overly influenced by raw, unaesthetic American technology.’
    • ‘‘It's unaesthetic,’ and I suggested she wear something to pack it in.’
    • ‘The developing Istanbul is unaesthetic in its architecture.’
    • ‘But finding a mass of squirming roundworms is an unaesthetic experience, so fish from infected ponds are banned from being marketed fresh and can be sold only to processing plants, which pay much less.’
    • ‘There are inevitably items in the food we eat (as there always have been) that are harmless but definitely unaesthetic.’
    • ‘Blackheads are one of the nastiest problems of the facial skin, because, like zits and pimples, they give an unaesthetic look.’
    • ‘But what does get through to him is sabre-rattling - unaesthetic and ugly belligerence.’
    • ‘Like much of urban Trinidad, this appears to be a functional if unaesthetic sprawl of small businesses, shops, fast-food outlets, homes, temples, mosques and Hindu prayer flags.’
    • ‘The whole room seemed like an eerily, unaesthetic white prison.’
    1. 1.1Not motivated by aesthetic principles.
      ‘bright young people still wanted to go into publishing despite the fact that it was as underpaid as it was unaesthetic in its aims’