Ugly vs Attractive - What's the difference?

ugly | attractive | Antonyms |

Attractive is an antonym of ugly.

Ugly is an antonym of attractive.


As adjectives the difference between ugly and attractive

is that ugly is displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing while attractive is causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.

As a noun ugly

is (slang|uncountable) ugliness.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

ugly

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Adjective

(er)
  • Displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing.
  • * Spenser
  • the ugly view of his deformed crimes
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • O, I have passed a miserable night, / So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams.
  • Displeasing to the ear or some other sense.
  • Offensive]] to one's [[sensibility, sensibilities or morality.
  • *, chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly , gross. Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion—or rather as a transition from the subject that started their conversation—such talk had been distressingly out of place.}}
  • Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.
  • Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss.
  • Synonyms

    * (displeasing to the eye) hideous, homely, repulsive, unattractive, uncomely, unsightly * (displeasing to the ear or some other sense) displeasing, repulsive, unattractive * (sense, offensive to one's sensibilities or morality) corrupt, immoral, vile * See also

    Antonyms

    * (displeasing to the eye) attractive, beautiful, gorgeous, handsome, pretty, sightly * (displeasing to the ear or some other sense) attractive, pleasing * (sense, offensive to one's sensibilities or morality) moral

    Derived terms

    * uggo * ugly duckling * uglification * uglify

    Noun

  • (slang, uncountable) Ugliness.
  • * 2009 : (Lady Gaga) and (RedOne), "(Bad Romance)":
  • I want your ugly / I want your disease.
  • (slang) An ugly person or thing.
  • (UK, informal, dated) A shade for the face, projecting from a bonnet.
  • (Charles Kingsley)
    Luke is the definition of ugly

    attractive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
  • Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.
  • That's a very attractive offer.
  • Pleasing or appealing to the senses.
  • He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure.

    Synonyms

    * (causing attraction) magnetic * (having the power of charming) desirable * (pleasing or appealing to the senses) pretty, beautiful

    Antonyms

    * (having the power of charming) repulsive, ugly * (pleasing or appealing to the senses) repulsive, ugly * unattractive

    References

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