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Synonyms for ugly
ˈʌg liug·ly

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  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 Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  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. Ramon Mata Gonzalez Jr:

    210809182019-The most difficult task, one has yet to face, besides death to their own flesh is; acknowledging, dying to and ultimately surrendering to what one, both, loves and hates more than anything in this world...their own worst enemy...themselves. Death is beautiful. However, Dying is the ugly part.-Ramon MGJr-211509182019 Think back for a second, a fear of sorts, that neither grips, nor taunts you. First jump(not dive) off the high dive. Now, think what is good, in you that you do best, only you can embrace it's passion, no longer. Like ripping a bandage off your hairy arm. Instant pain, relief, now freedom to harness what you no longer struggle to control. Self. Free, friend. Free indeed. Paz.

  2. Lady Nancy Astor:

    Nancy astor -Mr Churchill you're drunk Churchill-- you madam are ugly at lease Tomorrow I'll sober

  3. James Arthur Baldwin:

    The price we pay when pursuing any art or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

  4. Ayn Rand:

    He had a big head and a face so ugly it became almost fascinating.

  5. The Ukrainian:

    I just want to address what Wladimir said about the clown thing, call me a clown, call me circus act, call me fat, ugly, bald. Even call me Sue if you want but don't call me Wladimir Klitschko because that's an insult.

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