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ugly

ug·ly

ugly

 
pronunciation:
uh gli
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: uglier, ugliest
definition 1: having an unpleasant appearance; unattractive; unsightly.
an ugly wart on the nose
synonyms:
ill-favored, unattractive, unsightly
antonyms:
attractive, beautiful, fair, good-looking, handsome, lovely, picturesque, pretty, stunning
similar words:
hideous, homely, plain
definition 2: objectionable or offensive in some way; repulsive; disagreeable.
ugly accusationsan ugly climate
synonyms:
disgusting, hideous, objectionable, offensive, repulsive
antonyms:
agreeable, beautiful, pleasant
similar words:
abhorrent, abominable, disagreeable, distasteful, foul, loathsome, nasty, obnoxious, odious, repellent, repugnant, revolting, rotten, sickening, unpleasant, unseemly
definition 3: threatening or troublesome; hostile.
The mob soon turned ugly.
synonyms:
forbidding, hostile, ominous, threatening, unfriendly
similar words:
currish, inauspicious, mean, menacing, nasty, offensive, portentous, quarrelsome, sinister, surly, troublesome, violent, wild
definition 4: morally offensive.
an ugly scandal
synonyms:
foul, hideous, nasty, repugnant, sordid, vile
similar words:
contemptible, despicable, disgraceful, disgusting, dishonorable, execrable, offensive, opprobrious, repulsive, rotten, shameful
derivations: uglily (adv.), ugliness (n.)
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