I find writers whose writing is lovely in unlovely settings so interesting.
Preston's strange heat and sudden Southernism, Mr. Davis's wile and greatness, a coming disputed election, quarrels between the people where I was born and the people where I was brought up, divisions and jealousies, floated before my mind in unlovely and confused visions.
"Others called her unlovely, but in her spirit she was beautiful, and I think as time passed that came to be reflected in her physical aspect.
By this time the Ten of Clubs, the Nine, the Eight, and all the little cards of the pack were dancing about us in a state bordering on frenzy, but Maida and Sir Ralph together eventually evolved a kind of unlovely order out of chaos, and everybody was told off to perform some task or other: one to sweep, one to dust, one to change the bedding.
Groups who are called unlovely names "co-opt" the terms, and by doing so, defuse them.