adjective \ˈə-glē\

: unpleasant to look at : not pretty or attractive

: unpleasant to hear

: offensive or disgusting


Full Definition of UGLY

a :  offensive to the sight :  hideous
b :  offensive or unpleasant to any sense
:  morally offensive or objectionable <corruption—the ugliest stain of all>
a :  likely to cause inconvenience or discomfort <the ugly truth>
b :  surly, quarrelsome <an ugly disposition>
ug·li·ly \-glə-lē\ adverb

Examples of UGLY

  1. an ugly shade of green
  2. They avoided what could have been an ugly situation.
  3. He has an ugly disposition.

Origin of UGLY

Middle English, from Old Norse uggligr, from uggr fear; akin to Old Norse ugga to fear
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with UGLY



Definition of UGLY

:  in an ugly manner <was acting ugly>

First Known Use of UGLY

14th century

Rhymes with UGLY


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