Definition of Ugliness in English :

Define Ugliness in English

Ugliness meaning in English

Meaning of Ugliness in English

Pronunciation of Ugliness in English

Ugliness pronunciation in English

Pronounce Ugliness in English


see synonyms of ugliness


1. ugliness

qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses

2. nefariousness, ugliness, vileness, wickedness

the quality of being wicked

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of ugliness
adjective -lier or -liest
of unpleasant or unsightly appearance
repulsive, objectionable, or displeasing in any way
war is ugly
ominous or menacing
an ugly situation
bad-tempered, angry, or sullen
an ugly mood

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of ugliness
adjectiveWord forms: ˈuglier or ˈugliest
unpleasing to look at; aesthetically offensive or unattractive; unsightly
bad, vile, repulsive, offensive, objectionable, etc.
an ugly lie, habit, etc.
threatening; ominous
ugly storm clouds
4.  Informal
ill-tempered; cross
an ugly mood
nounWord forms: plural ˈuglies
5.  Informal
an ugly person or thing

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of ugliness
adj. ug·li·er, ug·li·est
1. Displeasing to the eye; unsightly.
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.
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
One that is ugly.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.