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aesthetically challenged

Distinctly unattractive or unpleasant to the eye; ugly. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) Primarily heard in UK. Deborah's new boyfriend is a bit aesthetically challenged, but she loves him and I guess that's all that counts.
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Plus, Bayer continues, with its excellent surface finish, the resin also enables Compac to achieve a unique, aesthetically pleasing style.
While Caro is undoubtedly the most widely disseminated, with her play El conde Partinuples becoming "the only female-authored comedia in more than a hundred 'partes' printed in the seventeenth century and thereafter"(13), these female-authored works are intellectually and aesthetically stimulating.
This double standard, which masquerades as "color blindness," requires tremendous judicial interference with the political processes of the states to prevent the creation of aesthetically displeasing majority-minority districts.
Says Nielsen, "It is a quick and inexpensive way to get the feel and look of the final product." From Anderson's point of view, drawbacks of SLA included the inability to produce aesthetically critical parts with complex surfaces, since the technology makes tiny steps or facets in a curved surface.
The Embankment was intended to improve navigation along the Thames, to improve the sanitary condition of the river, to provide a thoroughfare along the river's edge, and to make London more aesthetically pleasing as befit a world city.
Thus if the address of a work elicits the wrong moral assessments from the audience, or blocks the required ones, then the work will fail to secure emotive uptake and the work will be blemished on its own terms (that is to say, aesthetically).
Learning something about Japanese art may be aesthetically pleasing and a way to open a conversation with potential business partners, showing them just how erudite you actually are.
It is suggested that prototypical literary works are (1) written texts; (2) are marked by careful use of language, including features such as creative metaphors, well-turned phrases, elegant syntax, rhyme, alliteration, and meter; (3) are in a literary genre (poetry, prose, fiction, or drama); (4) are read aesthetically; (5) are intended by the author to be read aesthetically; and (6) contain many weak implicatures, and are deliberately somewhat open in interpretation.
Building upon Derrida's notions of the text as a refusal of boundaries and of writing as excess, or overflow, Aldon Nielsen advances the thesis that American writing - aesthetically, politically, and socially intextual - overflows its bibliography to generate and complicate the text of race.
Outfits are displayed on mannequins rather than strewn about on tables, and accessories are aesthetically arranged in display cases.
The history of lettering is also covered, along with aesthetically composed page layouts that lend the integrity of good design to both letter, word and page.
Of the traditional formats, positive growth figures were only generated by products with an aesthetically pleasing design, such as all-in-one or ultra-thin computers, as well as mobile devices like ultra mobile notebooks.
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Its highly acclaimed collection of antique American furniture, paintings and decorative collectibles is aesthetically sensational and consistently singled out by prominent collectors based on value and rarity.
Venice has always inclined to the East, both politically and aesthetically, and this palazzo, like so many others, contributes a subtle Oriental accent to the Venetian vernacular.