What is another word for ugly?

Synonyms for ugly
ˈʌg liug·ly

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Wiktionary2.7 / 3 votes

  1. uglyadjective

    Displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing.

    homely, hideous, repulsive, unattractive, immoral, corrupt, unsightly, displeasing, vile, uncomely

    beautiful, gorgeous, pretty, handsome, attractive, sightly

  2. uglyadjective

    Displeasing to the ear or some other sense.

    displeasing, homely, uncomely, vile, hideous, repulsive, unattractive, corrupt, unsightly, immoral

    attractive, pleasing

  3. uglyadjective

    Offensive to one's sensibilities or morality.

    He played an ugly trick on us.

    unsightly, uncomely, immoral, hideous, repulsive, vile, corrupt, homely, unattractive, displeasing


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ugly

    loathsome, hideous, hateful, frightful, uncouth, ill-favored, unsightly, ill-looking, plain, homely, deformed, monstrous, ungainly

    attractive, fair, seemly, shapely, beautiful, handsome

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 3 votes

  1. uglyadjective

    displeasing to the senses

    "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"

    horrifying, surly, worthless, despicable, unworthy, vile, slimy, atrocious, horrible, wretched, frightful

    pulchritudinous, picturesque, gorgeous, sightly, scenic, lovely, bonny, dishy, glorious, splendiferous, bonnie, well-favored, good-natured, pretty-pretty, good, fair, exquisite, pretty, beautiful, handsome, resplendent, beauteous, stunning, unalarming, ravishing, well-favoured, fine-looking, better-looking, comely, good-looking, splendid

  2. surly, uglyadjective

    inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

    "a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"

    frightful, horrifying, surly, worthless, despicable, unworthy, slimy, atrocious, horrible, vile, wretched

    beauteous, beautiful, resplendent, pretty, bonny, pretty-pretty, pulchritudinous, handsome, ravishing, exquisite, splendiferous, well-favoured, good, fair, comely, good-natured, bonnie, stunning, better-looking, lovely, sightly, good-looking, glorious, gorgeous, fine-looking, splendid, unalarming, picturesque, well-favored, scenic, dishy

  3. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretchedadjective

    morally reprehensible

    "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

    frightful, queasy, offensive, pitiable, pathetic, nauseating, piteous, vile, loathsome, misfortunate, suffering, miserable, pitiful, hapless, horrible, worthless, unworthy, nauseous, slimy, undeserving, horrifying, atrocious, deplorable, sickening, woeful, noisome, wretched, poor, execrable, despicable, slimed, surly

    splendid, ravishing, sightly, unalarming, bonny, resplendent, fine-looking, lovely, stunning, good-looking, beauteous, dishy, handsome, glorious, well-favoured, comely, gorgeous, pretty-pretty, well-favored, good, picturesque, pretty, good-natured, exquisite, fair, beautiful, better-looking, scenic, pulchritudinous, bonnie, splendiferous

  4. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, uglyadjective

    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"

    frightful, flagitious, unworthy, wretched, terrible, monstrous, fearful, horrible, worthless, tremendous, abominable, unspeakable, awful, grievous, atrocious, slimy, dreadful, horrifying, vile, despicable, painful, surly

    lovely, better-looking, pretty-pretty, splendid, ravishing, splendiferous, good-natured, fine-looking, well-favoured, bonnie, resplendent, bonny, gorgeous, pretty, beauteous, scenic, pulchritudinous, comely, well-favored, good-looking, glorious, handsome, fair, exquisite, beautiful, dishy, sightly, picturesque, unalarming, good, stunning

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hideous

    something that isn't pretty is ugly.

    the combination of those colors is really hideous!

    Submitted by JP03 on October 23, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. uglyadjective

    unsightly, plain, homely, ordinary, ill-looking, ill-favored, hard-favored, not handsome

  2. uglyadjective

    frightful, horrible, hideous, horrid, shocking, terrible, GREWSOME

  3. uglyadjective

    cross, sulky, morose, ill-tempered, crabbed, cross-grained

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  1. Ken Polcari:

    I don't think we've hit capitulation yet. It certainly has been ugly but in order for there to really be a bottom, it's got to be one of those days where it gets so ugly it's almost panicky.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Impeachment, i never thought I'd see or hear that word with regard to me. Impeachment. I said the other day it's an ugly word. To me, it's an ugly word. Very ugly word. It means so much. It means horrible, horrible crimes and things, I can't even believe it. It's a witch hunt.

  3. Robert Yawger:

    If we get an early frost, it could get ugly. It could get ugly fast.

  4. Margaret Cho:

    Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.

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