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English definition of “eyesore”


noun [C]     /ˈaɪ.sɔːr/ US  /-sɔːr/
an unpleasant or ugly sight in a public place: They think the new library building is an eyesore.Not attractive to look atSerious and unpleasantUnpleasant placesPlaces and locations
(Definition of eyesore noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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