UK [ˈaɪˌsɔː(r)] / US [ˈaɪˌsɔr] noun [countable]
Word forms "eyesore":
singular eyesore plural eyesores
something that is ugly or unpleasant to look at, especially a building

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  • Eyesore — Eye sore , n. Something offensive to the eye or sight; a blemish. [1913 Webster] Mordecai was an eyesore to Haman. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eyesore — something offensive to the eye, 1520s, from EYE (Cf. eye) + SORE (Cf. sore) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • eyesore — [n] mess, ugliness atrocity, blemish, blight, blot, blot on landscape*, deformity, disfigurement, disgrace, distortion, dump, horror, monstrosity, sight, ugly thing; concepts 674,716 Ant. beauty, eyeful, sight …   New thesaurus

  • eyesore — ► NOUN ▪ a thing that is very ugly …   English terms dictionary

  • eyesore — [ī′sôr΄] n. [ME eie sor] a thing that is unpleasant to look at …   English World dictionary

  • Eyesore — An eyesore is what an individual perceives as an unpleasant sight. Common examples include dilapidated buildings, graffiti, litter, polluted areas and excessive commercial signage such as billboards. All eyesores are a matter of subjective… …   Wikipedia

  • eyesore — [[t]a͟ɪsɔː(r)[/t]] eyesores N COUNT: usu sing (disapproval) You describe a building or place as an eyesore when it is extremely ugly and you dislike it or disapprove of it. Poverty leads to slums, which are an eyesore and a health hazard …   English dictionary

  • eyesore — noun Date: 1530 something offensive to view < the old factory has become an eyesore > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eyesore — /uy sawr , uy sohr /, n. something unpleasant to look at: The run down house was an eyesore to the neighbors. [1250 1300; ME; see EYE, SORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • eyesore — noun a) A displeasing sight; something prominently ugly or unsightly. The building, towering over its surroundings with its square concrete frame and reflective walls of gold tinted glass, was an eyesore visible throughout the city. b) An eye… …   Wiktionary

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