ugly

Ugly means "extremely unattractive." On Halloween, some people wear ugly masks as part of their scary costumes.

Anything that looks or feels quite unpleasant is ugly. The adjective ugly can describe the way something or someone looks, but it can also describe behavior or actions — the ugly scene your little brother made at the toy store when he didn't get what he wanted or the ugly breakup of a friendship. Remember that when ugly becomes uglier and ugliest, the y becomes an i.

DEFINITIONS OF: ugly

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adj displeasing to the senses

“an ugly face”
ugly furniture”
Synonyms
unattractive
lacking beauty or charm
disfigured
having the appearance spoiled
evil-looking
having an evil appearance
fugly
(slang) extremely ugly
grotesque, monstrous
distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
hideous, repulsive
so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
ill-favored, ill-favoured
usually used of a face
scrofulous
having a diseased appearance resembling scrofula
unlovely, unpicturesque
without beauty or charm
unsightly
unpleasant to look at
awkward
lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
displeasing
causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
Antonyms:
beautiful
delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
attractive
pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
beauteous
(poetic )beautiful, especially to the sight
bonnie, bonny, comely, fair, sightly
very pleasing to the eye
dishy
(informal British) sexually attractive
exquisite
of extreme beauty
better-looking, fine-looking, good-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favoured
pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferous
having great beauty and splendor
gorgeous
dazzlingly beautiful
lovely
appealing to the emotions as well as the eye
picturesque
suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture
pretty
pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
pretty-pretty
ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty
pulchritudinous
used of persons only; having great physical beauty
ravishing
stunningly beautiful
scenic
used of locations; having beautiful natural scenery
stunning
strikingly beautiful or attractive
graceful
characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
pleasing
giving pleasure and satisfaction
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adj inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

“an ugly frame of mind”
Synonyms:
surly
ill-natured
having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

adj morally reprehensible

ugly crimes”
Synonyms:
despicable, slimy, unworthy, vile, worthless, wretched
evil
morally bad or wrong

adj provoking horror

“an ugly wound”
Synonyms:
atrocious, frightful, horrible, horrifying
alarming
frightening because of an awareness of danger
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