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ugly

ug·ly

ugly

 
pronunciation:
uh gli
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: uglier, ugliest
definition 1: unpleasant to look at; not attractive.
He has an ugly scar on his face.My aunt buys me ugly dresses.
synonyms:
unsightly
antonyms:
beautiful, fair, handsome, lovely, picturesque, pretty
similar words:
hideous, homely, plain
definition 2: causing offense; mean in a repulsive way.
That was an ugly thing to say.
synonyms:
disgusting, hideous, objectionable, offensive
antonyms:
agreeable, pleasant
similar words:
abominable, disagreeable, distasteful, foul, loathsome, nasty, obnoxious, repellent, rotten, unpleasant
definition 3: likely to cause trouble; very unfriendly.
The mob soon turned ugly.
synonyms:
hostile, ominous, unfriendly
similar words:
mean, menacing, nasty, offensive, sinister, violent, wild
derivations: uglily (adv.), ugliness (n.)
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