What does ugliness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uglinessnoun

    qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses

  2. nefariousness, wickedness, vileness, uglinessnoun

    the quality of being wicked


  1. uglinessnoun

    The condition of being ugly

    Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent. Sharon Tate

  2. uglinessnoun

    An unsightly or frightful object

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Uglinessnoun

    Etymology: from ugly.

    All that else seem’d fair and fresh in sight,
    Was turned now to dreadful ugliness. Edmund Spenser.

    She takes her topicks from the advantages of old age and ugliness. Dryden.

    Their dull ribaldry cannot but be very nauseous and offensive to any one, who does not, for the sake of the sin itself, pardon the ugliness of its circumstances. South.


  1. ugliness

    Unattractiveness or ugliness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically unfavorable of an aesthetic kind.


  1. ugliness

    Ugliness is a subjective perception or quality of something or someone that is considered unpleasant, unappealing, unattractive, or undesirable in terms of appearance or behavior. This could be due to a lack of beauty, harmony, charm, or grace. However, what is viewed as "ugly" can vary greatly among individuals, cultures, and societies, as it is influenced by personal preferences, standards, and cultural norms. It can also refer to immoral or evil actions and behaviors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uglinessnoun

    the quality or state of being ugly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ugliness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ugliness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of ugliness in a Sentence

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Life has its ugliness and ups and downs, but look for the beauty and you will find it.

  2. Linda Vail:

    The threats come in and the ugliness comes in and the hate emails come in, it happens a lot, you just do your best to keep your chin up and keep going.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success we forget the easiness of free beauty lying sad right around the corner, only an instant removed, unnoticed and squandered.

  4. Elie Wiesel:

    The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

  5. Colette:

    In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.

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