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Definitions of ugly

  1. provoking horror; " an atrocious automobile accident"; " a frightful crime of decapitation"; " an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; " war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; " an ugly wound"
  2. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; " a baleful look"; " forbidding thunderclouds"; " his tone became menacing"; " ominous rumblings of discontent"; " sinister storm clouds"; " a sinister smile"; " his threatening behavior"; " ugly black clouds"; " the situation became ugly"
  3. morally reprehensible; " would do something as despicable as murder"; " ugly crimes"; " the vile development of slavery appalled them"
  4. inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace; " a surly waiter"; " an ugly frame of mind"
  5. deficient in beauty; " ugly gray slums"
  6. displeasing to the senses and morally revolting; " an ugly face"; " ugly furniture"; " war is ugly"
  7. Offensive to the sight; contrary to beauty; being of disagreeable or loathsome aspect; unsightly; repulsive; deformed.
  8. Ill- natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome; as, an ugly temper; to feel ugly.
  9. Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss; as, an ugly rumor; an ugly customer.
  10. A shade for the face, projecting from the bonnet.
  11. To make ugly.
  12. Displeasing to the eye; hideous; bad in character; as, an ugly report; ill- natured; quarrelsome.
  13. Ugliness.
  14. Uglier.
  15. Ugliest.
  16. Offensive to the eye: deformed: hateful: ill- natured.
  17. Offensive to the eye; deformed; ill- looking.
  18. Ill- looking; unsightly.
  19. Repulsive; revolting.
  20. Offensive to the sight; deformed; hateful.
  21. That which is displeasing to the eye; frightful; deformed.
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Usage examples for ugly

  1. Is he very ugly this Monsieur de Talbrun? – Jacqueline, v1 by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)
  2. And those who would defend me against him would be ugly enemies of Colonel von Dreschler's daughter. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  3. But what does it matter if we have become ugly – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  4. Who's that ugly man, Noel?" – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  5. Thinking me very ugly – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  6. He felt that there was an ugly suggestion in these words. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  7. " Noel," cut in the high, baby voice, " isn't that an ugly man? – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  8. Neither was she old, nor ugly – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  9. It was no use asking myself why I should be jealous: there the ugly thing was. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  10. He left, but there was an ugly look in his eyes, and I knew well enough he'd try to get even." – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  11. Bill had not one ugly thought or feeling in the whole of his nature. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  12. When you die- because you'll grow old, and you'll grow ugly and at last, after you have become very ugly you'll die. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  13. I am looking at the ugly side of Nature now,- in myself! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  14. But his mother was not ugly either. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  15. I have seen ugly flowers." – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  16. I don't like you, you ugly old cat, she said, and you know I don't. – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  17. If he were Ugly – Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  18. The cloak may be the ugly thing, and nothing else." – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  19. The girl had told the whole story of that ugly night. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
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