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a blot on the landscape

Something that is considered unattractive that covers up or otherwise takes away from the value of something attractive. Although many people say that they want clean energy, they argue that miles of turbines on wind farms are a blot on the landscape.
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blot on the landscape

Fig. a sight that spoils the look of a place. That monstrosity you call a house is a blot on the landscape. You should have hired a real architect!
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a blot on the landscape

If a building or other structure is a blot on the landscape, it is very ugly and spoils a place which is otherwise attractive. The power station is both a blot on the landscape and a smear on the environment. Urban cemeteries, it seems to me, are blots on the landscape.
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a blot on the landscape

something ugly that spoils the appearance of a place; an eyesore.
1962 Listener Charabancs and monstrous hordes of hikers are blots upon the landscape.
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a blot on the ˈlandscape

a thing, especially an ugly building, that spoils the appearance of a place: That power station is rather a blot on the landscape.
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