Definition of Eyesore

1. Noun. Something very ugly and offensive.

Generic synonyms: Ugliness



Definition of Eyesore

1. n. Something offensive to the eye or sight; a blemish.

Definition of Eyesore

1. Noun. A displeasing sight; something prominently ugly or unsightly. ¹

2. Noun. An eye lesion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eyesore

1. something offensive to the sight [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eyesore

eyeshadow
eyeshadows
eyeshield
eyeshields
eyeshine
eyeshines
eyeshot
eyeshots
eyesight
eyesights
eyeslit
eyeslits
eyesocket
eyesockets
eyesome
eyesore (current term)
eyesores
eyesplice
eyesplices
eyespot
eyespots
eyespotted
eyestalk
eyestalks
eyestone
eyestones
eyestrain
eyestrains
eyestring
eyestrings

Literary usage of Eyesore

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1. American States, Churches, and Slavery by Joshua Rhodes Balme (1862)
"CANADA A GREAT eyesore. Our American people have always had a vigilant eye on Canada. And, again and again, have they threatened to annex Canada, ..."

2. Journal of a Tour Through the United States, and in Canada, Made During the by Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny (1843)
"... that it looks more like a factor)' than a national institution, and is a sad eyesore in the midst of the romantic scenery which encompasses it. ..."

3. The Journey of Augustus Raymond Margary: From Shanghae to Bhamo, and Back to by Augustus Raymond Margary, Rutherford Alcock (1876)
"The rain has rilled the lakes and canals in the city, which have lain dry for about five years, and have been an eyesore; so the huge city will be much ..."

4. Montclair: The Preservation of Its Natural Beauty and Its Improvement as a by John Nolen (1909)
""At present Bloomfield Avenue is an eyesore, but under proper improvement and regulation, it might become one of the most distinctive and attractive ..."

5. Historical and Topographical Notes, Etc. on Buttevant: Castletownroche by James Grove White (1905)
"... that the Society, or some Member of it living near Ballybeg Abbey, will take the necessary steps to have this distressing eyesore promptly removed, ..."

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