Definitions for uglyˈʌg li
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ug•lyˈʌg li(adj.)-li•er, -li•est.
very unattractive or displeasing in appearance.
an ugly crime.
threatening trouble or danger:
an ugly wound.
an ugly mood.
Origin of ugly:
1200–50; ME ugly, uglike < ON uggligr fearful, dreadful
displeasing to the senses
"an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"
inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
"a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"
despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)
"would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"
atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly(adj)
"an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an ugly concrete building; She thinks he's ugly.
(of behavior or a situation) unpleasant, unkind, and sometimes violent
his ugly, racist remarks; Then the situation turned ugly.; the ugliness of the design; We were appalled at the ugliness we saw at the rally.
Displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing.
Displeasing to the ear or some other sense.
Offensive to one's sensibilities or morality.
He played an ugly trick on us.
offensive to the sight; contrary to beauty; being of disagreeable or loathsome aspect; unsightly; repulsive; deformed
ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome; as, an ugly temper; to feel ugly
unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss; as, an ugly rumor; an ugly customer
a shade for the face, projecting from the bonnet
to make ugly
Translations for ugly
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
unpleasant to look at
She is rather an ugly young woman.
- قَبيح، بَشٍعArabic
- feioPortuguese (BR)
- 보기 흉한Korean
- stygg, hesligNorwegian
- بدرنګه، بدبڼى، بدورګه: ناوړه ، بد، رټلى، بدرګه، بداخلاق، جنګيره ، جګړاوو: بىخونده ، نامنلى: خطرناك،ويروونكى، ډاروونكىPashto
- 醜陋的Chinese (Trad.)
- неприємний, гидкийUkrainian
- بد صورتUrdu
- xấu xíVietnamese
- 丑陋的Chinese (Simp.)
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