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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
References in classic literature ?
Another chant from Hagar produced another apparition, not a lovely one, for with a bang an ugly black imp appeared and, having croaked a reply, tossed a dark bottle at Hugo and disappeared with a mocking laugh.
IF YOU HAVE lived in cities and have walked in the park on a summer afternoon, you have perhaps seen, blinking in a corner of his iron cage, a huge, grotesque kind of monkey, a creature with ugly, sag- ging, hairless skin below his eyes and a bright pur- ple underbody.
An ugly snout was raised, two rows of keen teeth snapped shut as a scissors- like jaw opened, and the meat was gone.
Even after I had pounded his ugly head flat, his body kept on coiling and winding, doubling and falling back on itself.
She looked Mariequita up and down, from her ugly brown toes to her pretty black eyes, and back again.
It was considered, moreover, an ugly and ominous circumstance, that Colonel Pyncheon's picture--in obedience, it was said, to a provision of his will--remained affixed to the wall of the room in which he died.
Before this ugly edifice, and between it and the wheel-track of the street, was a grass-plot, much overgrown with burdock, pig-weed, apple-pern, and such unsightly vegetation, which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilised society, a prison.
No; it was a big, ugly, antique, but convenient house, embodying a few features of a building still older, half-replaced and half-utilized, in which I had the fancy of our being almost as lost as a handful of passengers in a great drifting ship.
But Queequeg, he had a mortal, barbaric smack of the lip in eating --an ugly sound enough --so much so, that the trembling Dough-Boy almost looked to see whether any marks of teeth lurked in his own lean arms.
Then again, if it stays here, that is ugly, too, for when aught's nailed to the mast it's a sign that things grow desperate.
And so I have had to keep up as I could, and have got into this ugly shuffling pace.
Down every side street they could see, it was the same-- never a hill and never a hollow, but always the same endless vista of ugly and dirty little wooden buildings.