All that is almost invariably the stuff of ugliness, violence, and disaster—the stuff of “unbeing.”
She suggested that the jurors had simply been unable to get past the ugliness of those thoughts and she pledged to appeal.
The Taliban are encouraging the ugliness by reportedly handing out weapons in crowds as violent protests enter their second day.
For those of us who care about Israel, there's a temptation to ignore or to try to explain away this ugliness.
The men with guns and rocks and clubs are trying to draw a curtain of darkness over the ugliness that has erupted.
He accepted everything—deformity, ugliness, pain—if it were God's plan for him.
He got up, forgetting his ugliness, and went across the room to her.
What changed the face, so beautiful and terrible in youth, to ugliness that shrank from sight in manhood?
And yet I liked his ugliness better than most persons' beauty.
His idea of ugliness is a curve of any kind—save in the feminine body.
mid-13c., uglike "frightful or horrible in appearance," from Old Norse uggligr "dreadful, fearful," from uggr "fear, apprehension, dread" (perhaps related to agg "strife, hate") + -ligr "-like." Meaning softened to "very unpleasant to look at" late 14c. Extended sense of "morally offensive" is attested from c.1300; that of "ill-tempered" is from 1680s.
Among words for this concept, ugly is unusual in being formed from a root for "fear, dread." More common is a compound meaning "ill-shaped" (e.g. Greek dyseides, Latin deformis, Irish dochrud, Sanskrit ku-rupa). Another Germanic group has a root sense of "hate, sorrow" (see loath). Ugly duckling (1877) is from the story by Hans Christian Andersen, first translated from Danish to English 1846. Ugly American "U.S. citizen who behaves offensively abroad" is first recorded 1958 as a book title.