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2 causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment
  • an ugly suggestion for controlling the overpopulation of deer in the area

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The first known use of ugly was in the 13th century

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“Ugly.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ugly. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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