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Meaning & Definition of Ugly in English

English

Ugly

/əgli/

adjective

1. Displeasing to the senses

  • "An ugly face"
  • "Ugly furniture"
    synonym:
  • ugly

2. Inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

  • "A surly waiter"
  • "An ugly frame of mind"
    synonym:
  • surly
  • ,
  • ugly

3. Morally reprehensible

  • "Would do something as despicable as murder"
  • "Ugly crimes"
  • "The vile development of slavery appalled them"
  • "A slimy little liar"
    synonym:
  • despicable
  • ,
  • ugly
  • ,
  • vile
  • ,
  • slimy
  • ,
  • unworthy
  • ,
  • worthless
  • ,
  • wretched

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • atrocious
  • ,
  • frightful
  • ,
  • horrifying
  • ,
  • horrible
  • ,
  • ugly

Examples of using

She is a dull and ugly girl. I don't understand why she's so admired.
Warts are ugly but harmless.
The flower you picked from the garden is very ugly.