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1. ugly

adjective. ['ˈʌgli'] displeasing to the senses.

Synonyms

  • unattractive
  • unlovely
  • disfigured
  • hideous
  • fugly
  • grotesque
  • unpicturesque
  • scrofulous
  • monstrous
  • beauty
  • ill-favoured
  • repulsive
  • evil-looking
  • unsightly
  • awkward
  • ill-favored

Antonyms

  • graceful
  • attractive
  • ugliness
  • beautiful

Etymology

  • ugly (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Ugly

  • hugley
  • hughley

Example sentences of the word ugly


1. Adverb
Try to let the window dry out of direct sunlight, in order to prevent ugly streaking.

Quotes containing the word ugly


1. You are ugly when you love her, you are beautiful and fresh, vital and free, modern and poetic when you don't... you are more beautiful as an orphan than as your mother's son.
- Witold Gombrowicz

2. Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.
- Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You

3. Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field - no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind.
- Lynda Resnick

2. plug-ugly

noun. someone who bullies weaker people.

Synonyms

  • yob
  • hooligan
  • Teddy boy
  • tough
  • bully
  • ruffian
  • tough guy
  • roughneck
  • yobbo
  • Ted
  • yobo

Antonyms

  • tender
  • edible
  • delicate
  • inexperienced

3. ugly

adjective. ['ˈʌgli'] provoking horror.

Synonyms

  • frightful
  • horrifying
  • horrible
  • alarming

Antonyms

  • pleasant
  • seductive
  • inviting
  • unattractiveness

Etymology

  • ugly (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. ugly

adjective. ['ˈʌgli'] inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace.

Synonyms

  • ill-natured

Antonyms

  • moral
  • small

Etymology

  • ugly (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. ugly

adjective. ['ˈʌgli'] morally reprehensible.

Synonyms

  • vile
  • wretched
  • evil
  • despicable
  • slimy
  • unworthy

Antonyms

  • appealing
  • inoffensive
  • familiar
  • well

Etymology

  • ugly (Middle English (1100-1500))
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