Definition of ugliness
1 : the quality or state of being ugly
2 : something that is ugly
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His moral ugliness fails to leave a physical mark, though, because the titular portrait has somehow absorbed his soul.
And, most significantly for a team that is pretty much all about the future, the same cool Lamet could still be seen amidst his first barrage of big-time big-league ugliness.
The female gaze here is strong, effectively revealing the ugliness of patriarchal oppression as older men seek to control a young woman, poking, prodding and imprisoning her.
Used to fighting a guerrilla war, now the alt-right was in the open—and defending the ugliness became a lot harder.
Exquisite UglinessTelevised talent shows up until The Gong Show had been celebrations of beauty and promise.
Ugliness will affect your chances of getting together with someone, and your wife and children will notice and comment on your scars, but your dog will not care!
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