Definition of Ugly in English :

Define Ugly in English

Ugly meaning in English

Meaning of Ugly in English

Pronunciation of Ugly in English

Ugly pronunciation in English

Pronounce Ugly in English


see synonyms of ugly


1. ugly

displeasing to the senses

Example Sentences:
'an ugly face'
'ugly furniture'

2. surly, ugly

inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

Example Sentences:
'a surly waiter'
'an ugly frame of mind'

3. despicable, slimy, ugly, unworthy, vile, worthless, wretched

morally reprehensible

Example Sentences:
'would do something as despicable as murder'
'ugly crimes'
'the vile development of slavery appalled them'
'a slimy little liar'

4. atrocious, frightful, horrible, horrifying, ugly

provoking horror

Example Sentences:
'an atrocious automobile accident'
'a frightful crime of decapitation'
'an alarming, even horrifying, picture'
'war is beyond all words horrible'
'an ugly wound'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of ugly
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

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see synonyms of ugly
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 ugly
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.

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