What is the meaning of ugly?


  • Displeasing to the senses.
    • usage: "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"
  • Inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace.
    • usage: "a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"
  • Morally reprehensible.
    • usage: "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"
  • Provoking horror.
    • usage: "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"
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APAWordNet. (2010). ugly. Retrieved March 24, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/ugly/definitions/1185966
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