ugliness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ugliness - qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the sensesugliness - qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
unsightliness - ugliness that is unpleasant to look at
grotesqueness, grotesquerie, grotesquery - ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion
garishness, gaudiness - strident color or excessive ornamentation
unpleasingness - the quality of being unpleasant
hideousness - dreadful ugliness; horrible repulsiveness
unattractiveness - an ugliness of appearance that is not appealing to viewers
eyesore - something very ugly and offensive
beauty - the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
2.ugliness - the quality of being wickedugliness - the quality of being wicked    
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
filthiness - moral corruption or pollution; "this deformity and filthiness of sin"
enormity - the quality of extreme wickedness

ugliness

noun
1. The quality or condition of being ugly:
2. An unsightly object:
Informal: fright, sight, ugly.
Translations
قُبْح، رَداءَه
ošlivost
grimhedubehagelighed
csúnyaság
ljótleiki
ošklivosť
grdost

ugliness

[ˈʌglɪnɪs] Nfealdad f

ugliness

[ˈʌglinɪs] n
[person, place, object] → laideur f
[war, racism, scene] → laideur f
in all its ugliness → dans toute sa laideur

ugliness

nHässlichkeit f; (of news)Unerfreulichkeit f; (of wound)übler Zustand; (of situation)Ekelhaftigkeit f; (of crime)Gemeinheit f; (of vice)Hässlichkeit f, → Garstigkeit f

ugliness

[ˈʌglɪnɪs] nbruttezza

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

ugliness

n. fealdad.
References in classic literature ?
This appeal is not always a charm, for there are estuaries of a particularly dispiriting ugliness: lowlands, mud- flats, or perhaps barren sandhills without beauty of form or amenity of aspect, covered with a shabby and scanty vegetation conveying the impression of poverty and uselessness.
A FATHER had one son and one daughter, the former remarkable for his good looks, the latter for her extraordinary ugliness. While they were playing one day as children, they happened by chance to look together into a mirror that was placed on their mother's chair.
It consists in some defect or ugliness which is not painful or destructive.
Master Coppenole himself applauded, and Clopin Trouillefou, who had been among the competitors (and God knows what intensity of ugliness his visage could attain), confessed himself conquered: We will do the same.
One day he was in a very good humor, for he had made a mirror with the power of causing all that was good and beautiful when it was reflected therein, to look poor and mean; but that which was good-for-nothing and looked ugly was shown magnified and increased in ugliness. In this mirror the most beautiful landscapes looked like boiled spinach, and the best persons were turned into frights, or appeared to stand on their heads; their faces were so distorted that they were not to be recognised; and if anyone had a mole, you might be sure that it would be magnified and spread over both nose and mouth.
One morning, while I was sitting before my completed portrait, inwardly shuddering over the ugliness of it, a suffocating smell of musk was wafted into the studio; it was followed by a sound of rustling garments; and that again was succeeded by the personal appearance of my affectionate sister, with her husband at her heels.
But instead of teaching the Bible stories, they were made to show men the ugliness of sin and the beauty of goodness.
A sublime one saw I to-day, a solemn one, a penitent of the spirit: Oh, how my soul laughed at his ugliness!
Hilbery elicited the facts that not only was the house of excruciating ugliness, which Ralph bore without complaint, but that it was evident that every one depended on him, and he had a room at the top of the house, with a wonderful view over London, and a rook.
That his uncle should arrive to treat with me of these things was a solution that, strictly speaking, I ought now to have desired to bring on; but I could so little face the ugliness and the pain of it that I simply procrastinated and lived from hand to mouth.
Ugliness that had once been hateful to him because it made things real, became dear to him now for that very reason.
He ran away at an early age from his father's house, where his ugliness was a subject of horror and terror to his parents.