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Definition 1: displeasing to the senses - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where ugly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an ugly face
  • ugly furniture

(ugly is similar to ...) so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

"a hideous scar" "a repulsive mask"

(ugly is similar to ...) having a diseased appearance resembling scrofula

"our canoe...lay with her scrofulous sides on the shore"

(ugly is similar to ...) usually used of a face

"an ill-favored countenance"

(ugly is similar to ...) unpleasant to look at

"unsightly billboards"

(ugly is similar to ...) distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous

"tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas" "twisted into monstrous shapes"

(ugly is similar to ...) (slang) extremely ugly

(ugly is similar to ...) having an evil appearance

(ugly is similar to ...) having the appearance spoiled

"a disfigured face" "strip mining left a disfigured landscape"

(ugly is similar to ...) without beauty or charm

(means also ...) lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

"an awkward dancer" "an awkward gesture" "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes" "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"

(means also ...) causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities

"displeasing news"

(means also ...) lacking beauty or charm

"as unattractive as most mining regions"

(... are attributes of ugly) the qualities that give pleasure to the senses

Definition 2: morally reprehensible - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ugly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • would do something as despicable as murder
  • ugly crimes
  • the vile development of slavery appalled them
  • a slimy little liar

Synonyms for ugly in the sense of this definition

(ugly is similar to ...) morally bad or wrong

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

Definition 3: inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ugly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a surly waiter
  • an ugly frame of mind

Synonyms for ugly in the sense of this definition

(ugly is similar to ...) having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

Definition 4: provoking horror - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ugly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an atrocious automobile accident
  • a frightful crime of decapitation
  • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
  • war is beyond all words horrible
  • an ugly wound

Synonyms for ugly in the sense of this definition

(ugly is similar to ...) frightening because of an awareness of danger

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