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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 ?
She was very ugly, clumsy, and clammy; she hopped on to the table where Thumbelina lay asleep under the red rose-leaf.
To take an obvious example, the comic mask is ugly and distorted, but does not imply pain.
The mysterious, enchanting Kitty herself could not love such an ugly person as he conceived himself to be, and, above all, such an ordinary, in no way striking person.
Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters; one of them was beautiful and industrious, the other ugly and lazy.
I was running away from Jubal the Ugly One," she answered, as though that was explanation quite sufficient.
The ladies, of course, were of no consequence to me, except to put me in a good humour with myself, by showing how ugly and awkward most of them were; and the best, mamma told me,--the most transcendent beauties among them, were nothing to me.
He is a very ugly young man -- really, the ugliest young man I've ever seen.
And, madam," continued she, "I could have despised all she said to me; but she hath had the audacity to affront your ladyship, and to call you ugly--Yes, madam, she called you ugly old cat to my face.
The ugly jackdaw, collecting all the fine feathers which had fallen from the other birds, attached them to his own body and appeared at the examination, looking very gay.
Too many of the world's famous buildings fail of one chief virtue--harmony; they are made up of a methodless mixture of the ugly and the beautiful; this is bad; it is confusing, it is unrestful.
I heard you once say (when you were not aware that I was within hearing) that the vainest women were always the ugly women.
By that natural understanding which God has given me I know that everything beautiful attracts love, but I cannot see how, by reason of being loved, that which is loved for its beauty is bound to love that which loves it; besides, it may happen that the lover of that which is beautiful may be ugly, and ugliness being detestable, it is very absurd to say, "I love thee because thou art beautiful, thou must love me though I be ugly.