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ug·ly

 (ŭg′lē)
adj. ug·li·er, ug·li·est
1. Displeasing to the eye; unsightly.
2.
a. Repulsive or offensive; objectionable: an ugly remark.
b. Chiefly Southern US Rude: Don't be ugly with me.
c. New England Unmanageable. Used of animals, especially cows or horses.
3. Morally reprehensible; bad.
4. Threatening or ominous: ugly black clouds.
5.
a. Likely to cause embarrassment or trouble: "Public opinion in both nations could take an ugly turn" (George R. Packard).
b. Marked by or inclined to anger or bad feelings; disagreeable: an ugly temper; an ugly scene.
n. pl. ug·lies Informal
One that is ugly.

[Middle English, frightful, repulsive, from Old Norse uggligr, from uggr, fear.]

ug′li·ly adv.
ug′li·ness n.
Synonyms: ugly, grotesque, hideous, ill-favored, unsightly
These adjectives mean offensive to the sense of sight: ugly furniture; a grotesque monster; a hideous scar; an ill-favored countenance; an unsightly billboard.

ugly

(ˈʌɡlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. of unpleasant or unsightly appearance
2. repulsive, objectionable, or displeasing in any way: war is ugly.
3. ominous or menacing: an ugly situation.
4. bad-tempered, angry, or sullen: an ugly mood.
[C13: from Old Norse uggligr dreadful, from ugga fear]
ˈuglily adv
ˈugliness n

ug•ly

(ˈʌg li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. very unattractive or displeasing in appearance.
2. disagreeable: ugly weather.
3. morally revolting: an ugly crime.
4. threatening trouble or danger: an ugly wound.
5. hostile; quarrelsome: an ugly mood.
[1200–50; Middle English ugly, uglike < Old Norse uggligr fearful, dreadful]
ug′li•ly, adv.
ug′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ugly - displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"
unattractive - lacking beauty or charm; "as unattractive as most mining regions"
awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
displeasing - causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
2.ugly - inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menaceugly - inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace; "a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
3.ugly - morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
4.ugly - provoking horrorugly - provoking horror; "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"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

ugly

adjective
1. unattractive, homely (chiefly U.S.), plain, unsightly, unlovely, unprepossessing, not much to look at, no oil painting (informal), ill-favoured, hard-featured, hard-favoured She makes me feel dowdy and ugly.
unattractive pretty, beautiful, attractive, lovely, handsome, good-looking, gorgeous, cute
3. bad-tempered, nasty, sullen, surly, threatening, dangerous, angry, forbidding, menacing, sinister, ominous, malevolent, spiteful, baleful, bodeful He's in an ugly mood today.
bad-tempered friendly, peaceful, good-humoured, good-natured
Quotations
"Ugliness is superior to beauty, because ugliness lasts" [Serge Gainsbourg]

ugly

adjective
1. Extremely displeasing to the eye:
Idiom: ugly as sin.
2. Extremely unpleasant to the senses or feelings:
3. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms:
noun
Informal. An unsightly object:
Informal: fright, sight.
Translations
رَديءقَبِيحقَبيح، بَشٍع
ošklivýhrozivý
grimubehagelig
ruma
ružan
csúnya
burukjelek
ljóturuggvænlegur
醜い
못생긴
bīstamsdraudīgsneglītsnejauks
škaredý
grd
ful
น่าเกลียด
xấu xí

ugly

[ˈʌglɪ]
A. ADJ (uglier (compar) (ugliest (superl)))
1. (= not pretty) [appearance, person] → feo
to be as ugly as sinser feísimo, ser más feo que Picio
2. (fig) (= unpleasant) → desagradable; [mood] → peligroso, violento; [situation, wound] → peligroso; [rumour etc] → nada grato, inquietante; [custom, vice etc] → feo, repugnante
an ugly customerun tipo de cuidado
to grow or turn uglyponerse violento, amenazar violencia
B. CPD ugly duckling N (fig) → patito m feo

ugly

[ˈʌgli] adj
(= unattractive) [person, face, hat, furniture, building] → laid(e); [wound, scar] → vilain(e) before n
an ugly scar → une vilaine cicatrice
as ugly as sin → laid(e) comme les sept péchés capitaux
(= unpleasant, dangerous) [incident, scene] → lamentable
to give sb an ugly look → lancer un regard mauvais à qn
to turn ugly → tourner au vinaigre
Things turned ugly → Les choses ont tourné au vinaigre.
the ugly face of sth → le vilain visage de qchugly duckling nvilain petit canard m

ugly

adj (+er)
(= not pretty)hässlich; as ugly as sinhässlich wie die Sünde or Nacht
(= unpleasant, nasty)übel; news, woundschlimm, übel; rumour, scenes, crime, cloudshässlich; crimeübel, gemein; vicehässlich, übel; situation, skybedrohlich; an ugly customerein übler Kunde; to cut up or grow or turn ugly (inf)gemein or fies (inf)werden; censorship is an ugly word these daysZensur ist heutzutage ein hässliches Wort

ugly

[ˈʌglɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a. (not pretty) → brutto/a
as ugly as sin → brutto/a come la fame
b. (nasty, situation, incident) → brutto/a; (rumour) → inquietante; (mood, look) → minaccioso/a; (crime, sight) → ripugnante; (vice) → osceno/a
an ugly customer (fam) → un brutto tipo

ugly

(ˈagli) adjective
1. unpleasant to look at. She is rather an ugly young woman.
2. unpleasant, nasty or dangerous. ugly black clouds; The crowd was in an ugly mood.
ˈugliness noun

ugly

قَبِيح ošklivý grim hässlich άσχημος feo ruma moche ružan brutto 醜い 못생긴 lelijk stygg brzydki feio уродливый ful น่าเกลียด çirkin xấu xí 丑陋的

ugly

a. feo-a.

ugly

adj feo
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