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Synonyms for ugly
ˈʌg li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly(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"

    Synonyms:
    stick figure

  2. ugly(adj)

    displeasing to the senses

    "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"

    Synonyms:
    specification, stipulation, condition, precondition, spec, judicial admission

  3. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)

    morally reprehensible

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

    Synonyms:
    thither, on that point, there, in that respect, in that location, at that place

    Antonyms:
    here, hither

  4. surly, ugly(adj)

    inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

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

Wiktionary

  1. ugly(adjective)

    Displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing.

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

    Antonyms:
    beautiful, sightly, attractive, handsome, pretty, gorgeous

  2. ugly(adjective)

    Displeasing to the ear or some other sense.

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

    Antonyms:
    pleasing, attractive

  3. ugly(adjective)

    Offensive to one's sensibilities or morality.

    He played an ugly trick on us.

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

    Antonyms:
    moral

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ugly

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

    Antonyms:
    attractive, fair, seemly, shapely, beautiful, handsome

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. ugly(a.)

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

  2. ugly(a.)

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

  3. ugly(a.)

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

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#212513unlovely

How to use ugly in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    No matter how safe and lovely your harbour is, leave it to see the insecure and the ugly one; only then you can reach the truth!

  2. Gerard Way:

    Just keep fighting. Because actually isn't that bad. I mean, we started this band thinking that the world is just extremely ugly but I think now we realize it's more beautiful than we thought.

  3. Shen Shikai:

    This is already a bubble. It's a game of the greater fool, the economy has stalled for two months, and companies' first-quarter earnings will be ugly. Why on earth are stocks trading at such a level?

  4. Jenny McCarthyopened:

    I no longer had my own thoughts, they were replaced with his thoughts about me. That I was worthless, disgusting, talentless, ugly, fat, smelled so badly. I was no longer worthy of being kissed.

  5. Evan Lucas:

    What's the scary part about this is we can see things get pretty ugly, pretty quickly.

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