One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(especially of a woman) not attractive.‘she was nineteen and not uncomely’
- ‘Though I have no true beauty, I am not uncomely, arrogant as it sounds, and I would have been so entirely flustered I would have embarrassed both myself and the young gentlemen.’
- ‘The grotesque and uncomely horns that had jutted from the sides were now gone; golden swirls and designs replaced them on the new frame of the mirror.’
- ‘She knew that no man of Royal blood could ever want her uncomely daughter as his wife and she knew that Rachel hadn't the personality to attract a man simply for her thoughts.’
- ‘He wasn't sure whether to be thankful or outraged, but upon glimpsing the stranger's not uncomely face, Arron settled upon merely peeved.’
- ‘I just loved the line ‘not uncomely face’, and as for the denial - well, let me say that Kei is not immune to that, either.’
- ‘The mother notes Raskolnikov's stubborn nature, mentioning the story of Raskolnikov's insistence on marrying his landlady's uncomely and lame daughter, despite her objections.’
- ‘At the beginning of the film, her Toula is genuinely uncomely.’
- ‘He remembers how he liked her mostly because she was an invalid and quite uncomely.’
- 1.1 Not agreeable or suitable.
- ‘Such an uncomely house for a family as prominent as ours, I'll have you know.’
- ‘The trio treats their jittery dance-punk like a mad science experiment, haphazardly fusing club-ready basslines with uncomely electronic raucousness.’
- ‘Yes, there was to be a new Hedonism that was to re-create life, and to save it from that harsh, uncomely Puritanism that is having, in our own day, its curious revival.’
- ‘Just so, she thought, I cleanse my heart of suspicion's uncomely stain!’
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