* (l) (obsolete)
Displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing.
* (William Shakespeare)
- the ugly view of his deformed crimes
Displeasing to the ear or some other sense.
Offensive]] to one's [[sensibility, sensibilities or morality.
- O, I have passed a miserable night, / So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams.
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.
* (displeasing to the eye
) hideous, homely, repulsive, unattractive, uncomely, unsightly
* (displeasing to the ear or some other sense
) displeasing, repulsive, unattractive
, offensive to one's sensibilities or morality
) corrupt, immoral, vile
* See also
* ugly duckling
(slang, uncountable) Ugliness.
* 2009 : (Lady Gaga) and (RedOne), "(Bad Romance)":
(slang) An ugly person or thing.
(UK, informal, dated) A shade for the face, projecting from a bonnet.
- I want your ugly / I want your disease.
- (Charles Kingsley)
Luke is the definition of ugly
lacking the ability to impress, inability to produce an impression.