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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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]
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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ugly

a. feo-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ugly

adj feo
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References in classic literature ?
Mainwaring, who, for your comfort, has fretted herself thinner and uglier than ever, is still here, and they have been all closeted together.
They gibber and grow fiercer, paler, uglier, mad distortions of humanity at last, and I wake, cold and wretched, in the darkness of the night.
The roofs, that looked so far away across the green tree-tops, now stare you in the face, and they are so much uglier than when their angles were softened by vines and shrubs.
but there were two or three much uglier in the shop; and when I have bought some prettier-coloured satin to trim it with fresh, I think it will be very tolerable.
Everything that was handsome seemed ten times handsomer and less attractive in the glaring splendor; and everything that was ugly seemed ten times uglier, and everything was either handsome or ugly.
"Dear friend!" repeated Countess Lidia Ivanovna, never taking her eyes off his, and suddenly her eyebrows rose at the inner corners, describing a triangle on her forehead, her ugly yellow face became still uglier, but Alexey Alexandrovitch felt that she was sorry for him and was preparing to cry.
"He's the only thing in the sea uglier than Sea Vitch," screamed a Burgomaster gull, wheeling under Sea Vitch's nose.
Such grace as was visible in it, made it the uglier, showing how warped and perverted all things good by nature were become.
Pelet's house was kept and his kitchen managed by his mother, a real old Frenchwoman; she had been handsome--at least she told me so, and I strove to believe her; she was now ugly, as only continental old women can be; perhaps, though, her style of dress made her look uglier than she really was.
That cannot make them look any uglier, I'm sure, and it is my opinion they will soon renew the attack."
Nothing escaped the hawk's eye of the ugly little man, who, perfectly understanding what passed in the old lady's mind, turned uglier still in the fulness of his satisfaction, and bade her good morning, with a leer or triumph.
It was like dragging a hideous shape of death into the cleanly and cheerful space before a household fire, where it would present all the uglier aspect, amid the decorousness of everything about it.