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Meaning of UGLY

Pronunciation:  'uglee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  deficient in beauty; "ugly gray slums"
  2. [adj]  provoking horror; "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"
  3. [adj]  threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
  4. [adj]  displeasing to the senses and morally revolting; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"; "war is ugly"
  5. [adj]  morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"
  6. [adj]  inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace; "a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"

UGLY is a 4 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: alarming, atrocious, baleful, despicable, disfigured, evil, forbidding, frightful, grotesque, hideous, horrible, horrifying, ill-favored, ill-favoured, ill-natured, inaesthetic, menacing, minacious, minatory, monstrous, ominous, repulsive, scrofulous, sinister, surly, threatening, unaesthetic, unlovely, unnatural, unpicturesque, unsightly, unworthy, vile, wicked
 Antonyms: beautiful
 See Also: awkward, displeasing, unattractive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ug"ly\, a. [Compar. {Uglier}; superl. {Ugliest}.] [Icel.
    uggligr fearful, dreadful; uggr fear (akin to ugga to fear) +
    -ligr (akin to E. -ly, like). ??. Cf. {Awe}.]
    1. Offensive to the sight; contrary to beauty; being of
       disagreeable or loathsome aspect; unsightly; repulsive;
             The ugly view of his deformed crimes. --Spenser.
             Like the toad, ugly and venomous.     --Shak.
             O, I have passed a miserable night, So full of ugly
             sights, of ghastly dreams.            --Shak.
    2. Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome; as, an ugly
       temper; to feel ugly. [Colloq. U. S.]
    3. Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss;
       as, an ugly rumor; an ugly customer. [Colloq.]
  2. \Ug"ly\, n.
    A shade for the face, projecting from the bonnet. [Colloq.
    Eng.] --C. Kingsley.
  3. \Ug"ly\, v. t.
    To make ugly. [R.] --Richardson.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To dream you or others are ugly means aspects of yourself that disgust and repulses you. These may be feelings you have rejected or repressed.