Un*hand"some (?), a.


Not handsome; not beautiful; ungraceful; not comely or pleasing; plain; homely.

Were she other than she is, she were unhandsome. Shak.

I can not admit that there is anything unhandsome or irregular . . . in the globe. Woodward.


Wanting noble or amiable qualities; dishonorable; illiberal; low; disingenuous; mean; indecorous; as, unhandsome conduct, treatment, or imputations.

"Unhandsome pleasures."

J. Fletcher.


Unhandy; clumsy; awkward; inconvenient.


The ships were unwieldy and unhandsome. Holland.

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.

-- Un*hand"some*ly, adv. -- Un*hand"some*ness, n.


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