Unhandsome

Un*hand"some

(?), a. 1. Not handsome; not beautiful; ungraceful; not comely or pleasing; plain; homely.
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Were she other than she is, she were unhandsome.
Shak.
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I can not admit that there is anything unhandsome or irregular . . . in the globe.
Woodward.
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2. Wanting noble or amiable qualities; dishonorable; illiberal; low; disingenuous; mean; indecorous; as, unhandsome conduct, treatment, or imputations. "Unhandsome pleasures." J. Fletcher.
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3. Unhandy; clumsy; awkward; inconvenient. [Obs.]
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The ships were unwieldy and unhandsome.
Holland.
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A narrow, straight path by the water's side, very unhandsome for an army to pass that way, though they found not a man to keep the passage.
Sir T. North.
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-- Un*hand"some*ly, adv. -- Un*hand"some*ness, n.
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