Definition of eyesore in US English:



  • A thing that is very ugly, especially a building that disfigures a landscape.

    • ‘Officials do not believe the new facilities will be a nuisance or an eyesore and say they are clearly needed in Filey.’
    • ‘At a time when Ireland is so wealthy, the excuses for building those eyesores are gone.’
    • ‘This building, in the opinion of many, is an eyesore which should be demolished.’
    • ‘In most cases, the rules are in place to ensure everyone can appreciate their homes and surroundings without the detrimental impact of unlawful buildings, developments or eyesores.’
    • ‘The piles of dumped rubbish and abandoned cars have long been an eyesore and a hazard to health.’
    • ‘Toxic eyesores disfigure black neighborhoods, degrade property values, and discourage public and private investment there.’
    • ‘The jail is a huge eyesore and a risk to the general public as has been demonstrated in the very recent past.’
    • ‘And they claimed that a high metal fence, which had been erected round the building, was an eyesore.’
    • ‘I'd much rather see one big eyesore than a bunch of little eyesores jumping out at me wherever I look - on poles, on construction-site temporary fences, etc.’
    • ‘BBC News has been asking its readers to nominate Britain's worst buildings, the eyesores that they would like to see demolished.’
    • ‘They have become stagnant bog holes and an incredible eyesore and health risk.’
    • ‘The real eyesore was the derelict building we took over, which was covered in vandalism.’
    • ‘A yacht club spokesman said the barge had been demolished because it was dangerous and an eyesore.’
    • ‘I would suggest that they move out of their cosy offices and tour the area to see for themselves what is not only an eyesore but a health hazard.’
    • ‘With many of the old eyesores now disappearing from sight more effort will be called for to really get the town looking its best for the spring, summer and autumn.’
    • ‘It is a monstrous eyesore quite out of keeping with the surrounding area.’
    • ‘An eyesore building on the corner of St Denys' Road and next to the site is a listed structure and will become part of the block of flats.’
    • ‘Amid the characterful pioneer buildings, municipal eyesores have risen.’
    • ‘A council report states: ‘Shopping trolleys are, at best, a nuisance and, at worst, eyesores.’’
    • ‘It's inevitable that these eyesores will eventually become dangerous.’
    ugly sight, blot, blot on the landscape, mess, scar, blight, disfigurement, blemish, defacement, defect, monstrosity, horror, carbuncle, excrescence, atrocity, disgrace, ugliness
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