an ugly or unpromising child who grows into a beautiful or worthy person
A young person who is ugly, but who is expected to become beautiful as they mature.
Origin: From a fairy tale of a duckling, considered ugly, that matures into a magnificent swan.
Ugly Duckling is an American hip hop group that formed around 1993 in Long Beach, California. Ugly Duckling's members include Dizzy Dustin, Young Einstein and Andy Cat. They took the name Ugly Duckling because they felt like outcasts on the Southern California hip hop scene of the mid-1990s. According to the book How to Rap: the Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, it is one of the most prominent underground hip hop groups.
The numerical value of ugly duckling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of ugly duckling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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If there is one thing worse than being an ugly duckling in a house of swans, it's having the swans pretend there's no difference.
Metamorphosis is an inherent part and the most profound process of life, in my view. We constantly transform into better versions of ourselves, like an Ugly Duckling transforming to Swan, and a Caterpillar to beautiful Butterfly. The metamorphosis continues throgh the journey of life, and then from generation to generations yet to come. There is an element of elegance and beauty in the fact that we all evolve, metaphorically, to Butterflies with Earth as our Chrysalis.
If only the ugly duckling had known her differentness would be an awesome asset some day, her earlier life would have been much smoother and enjoyable. We should be happy if we are different, because it's our differentiating differentness that will make a huge difference in the world and advance the humankind. You may be an ugly duckling today in the eyes of society, but you are the beautiful white swan of tomorrow. You are the Star today that will be Supernova tomorrow, illuminating and dazzling the universe as never before. Enjoy and celebrate your differentness today, and think positvely about tomorrow -always!
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- грозно патенцеBulgarian
- aneguet lleigCatalan, Valencian
- ošklivé káčátkoCzech
- grim ællingDanish
- hässliches EntleinGerman
- malbela anasidoEsperanto
- patito feoSpanish
- inetu pardipoegEstonian
- ruma ankanpoikanenFinnish
- vilain petit canardFrench
- itik buruk rupaIndonesian
- Ijóti andarunginnIcelandic
- brutto anatroccoloItalian
- грдо пајчеMacedonian
- brzydkie kaczątkoPolish
- patinho feioPortuguese
- ratusca cea urataRomanian
- гадкий утёнокRussian
- škaredé kačiatkoSlovak
- ful ankungeSwedish
- çirkin ördek yavrusuTurkish
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