One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Not visually pleasing; unattractive.
- ‘Despite their unaesthetic design, Fortey fell for the hard - shelled creatures immediately.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Well, it's unaesthetic, silly and perhaps somewhat cute.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Ruthlessness toward members of the same species is not only unethical and unaesthetic, it is perverse, against nature.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The whole room seemed like an eerily, unaesthetic white prison.’
- ‘He riddled his tales with a child's patois, ‘plenty of prattle, nonsense, and unaesthetic words like ‘baa’ and ‘boo’ in his pockets.’
- ‘The developing Istanbul is unaesthetic in its architecture.’
- ‘As an artist, I view anything out of proportion as totally unaesthetic.’
- ‘Chronic excessive fluoride intake can result in fluorosis, an unaesthetic mottling of the teeth.’
- ‘But what does get through to him is sabre-rattling - unaesthetic and ugly belligerence.’
- ‘There are inevitably items in the food we eat (as there always have been) that are harmless but definitely unaesthetic.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Maybe that was the idea - to compensate for a poor sculptor or unaesthetic subject.’
- ‘Blackheads are one of the nastiest problems of the facial skin, because, like zits and pimples, they give an unaesthetic look.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 Not motivated by aesthetic principles.
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