Ugly

  • 1 ugly — ugly, hideous, ill favored, unsightly are comparable when they mean contrary to what is beautiful or pleasing especially to the sight. Ugly is the comprehensive term which may apply not only to what is distasteful to the sight but also to the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Ugly — Ug ly, a. [Compar. {Uglier}; superl. {Ugliest}.] [Icel. uggligr fearful, dreadful; uggr fear (akin to ugga to fear) + ligr (akin to E. ly, like). ??. Cf. {Awe}.] 1. Offensive to the sight; contrary to beauty; being of disagreeable or loathsome… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Ugly — may refer to:* Ugly (song), a Sugababes song * Ugly (album), a Life of Agony album * Ugly (Blaque song), a song from the band Blaque * Ugly (House), the seventy seventh episode of the television series House * Ugly (single), a single from Bubba… …

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  • 4 ugly — [ug′lē] adj. uglier, ugliest [ME uglike < ON uggligr, fearful, dreadful < uggr, fear, prob. < IE base * ak̑ , sharp > Gr akē, a point] 1. unpleasing to look at; aesthetically offensive or unattractive; unsightly 2. bad, vile,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 ugly — (adj.) mid 13c., uglike frightful or horrible in appearance, from O.N. uggligr dreadful, fearful, from uggr fear, apprehension, dread (perhaps related to agg strife, hate ) + ligr like. Meaning softened to very unpleasant to look at late 14c.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 ugly — [adj1] unattractive animal, appalling, awful, bad looking, beastly, deformed, disfigured, foul, frightful, grisly, gross, grotesque, hard featured, hideous, homely, horrid, illfavored, loathsome, misshapen, monstrous, not much to look at*, plain …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 Ugly — Ug ly, v. t. To make ugly. [R.] Richardson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Ugly — Ug ly, n. A shade for the face, projecting from the bonnet. [Colloq. Eng.] C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 ugly — index loathsome, odious, repulsive, scandalous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 UGLY — Duckling Corporation (Business » Firms) * Unique Gifted Lovable You (Miscellaneous » Funnies) * U Got To Love Yourself (Community) * U Gotta Love Yourself (Community » Religion) * Understanding Generous Loveable You (Internet » Chat) *… …

    Abbreviations dictionary

  • 11 ugly — ► ADJECTIVE (uglier, ugliest) 1) unpleasant or repulsive in appearance. 2) hostile or threatening; likely to involve unpleasantness. DERIVATIVES uglify verb ugliness noun. ORIGIN from Old Norse, to be dreaded …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 ugly — 01. My car may be [ugly], but it runs pretty well. 02. So much of modern art these days seems to be negative and [ugly] to me. 03. He s such an [ugly] guy that no girl in our school wants to go out with him. 04. Don made a girl cry at the party… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 ugly — ug|ly [ ʌgli ] adjective ** 1. ) someone who is ugly has a face that is unpleasant to look at. Ugly is an unkind word, so people often use the word plain instead, to avoid causing offense: The other man was hideously ugly. She won t wear T shirts …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 ugly */*/ — UK [ˈʌɡlɪ] / US adjective Word forms ugly : adjective ugly comparative uglier superlative ugliest 1) a) someone who is ugly has a face that is unpleasant to look at. Ugly is an unkind word, so people often use the word plain instead, to avoid… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 ugly — /ˈʌgli / (say uglee) adjective (uglier, ugliest) 1. repulsive or displeasing in appearance; offensive to the sense of beauty: ugly furniture. 2. morally revolting: ugly sin. 3. disagreeable; unpleasant; objectionable: *Then there was the ugly… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 16 Ugly — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Divers Ugly, (single), de Sugababes Ugly, (album), de Life of Agony Ugly, autobiographie du juge Constance Briscoe The Ugly film de Scott Reynolds Ugly… …

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  • 17 ugly — uglily, adv. ugliness, n. /ug lee/, adj., uglier, ugliest. 1. very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance. 2. disagreeable; unpleasant; objectionable: ugly tricks; ugly discords. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 18 ugly — ug|ly [ˈʌgli] adj comparative uglier superlative ugliest [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: uggligr frightening , from uggr fear ] 1.) extremely unattractive and unpleasant to look at = ↑hideous ≠ ↑beautiful ▪ a very ugly man …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 ugly — [[t]ʌ̱gli[/t]] uglier, ugliest 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that someone or something is ugly, you mean that they are very unattractive and unpleasant to look at. ...an ugly little hat... She makes me feel dowdy and ugly. Ant: beautiful Derived words …

    English dictionary

  • 20 ugly — adjective 1 extremely unattractive and unpleasant to look at: He s just so ugly! | heavy, ugly furniture | ugly as sin (=very ugly) 2 making you feel frightened, nervous, or threatened: There were ugly scenes as rival gangs started attacking each …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English