adjective, ug·li·er, ug·li·est.
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Origin of ugly
SYNONYMS FOR ugly
OTHER WORDS FROM uglyug·li·ly, adverbug·li·ness, nounsu·per·ug·ly, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for ugly
Douglas' race-baiting becomes wilder, uglier, and more incoherent.
Politics gets uglier and uglier as the parties themselves grow narrower and narrower.
But nothing can be more imperfect and uglier than the way in which the professional pietist practises it.Idling in Italy|Joseph Collins
We do look at them, and an uglier set we never saw; not one in a hundred, in his grimness, a gentleman.
Never was an uglier affront offered to the master of a ship.The Last Entry|William Clark Russell
In other and uglier words you advertise to the world that you have abandoned your home and wife.Athalie|Robert W. Chambers
An uglier place to attack I never saw; and in other respects, matters are not bright.With Clive in India|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for ugly
adjective -lier or -liest
Derived forms of uglyuglily, adverbugliness, noun
Word Origin for ugly
Idioms and Phrases with ugly
In addition to the idioms beginning with ugly
- ugly as sin
- ugly customer
- ugly duckling
- rear its ugly head