adjective, ug·li·er, ug·li·est.
SYNONYMS FOR ugly
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Origin of ugly
OTHER WORDS FROM uglyug·li·ly, adverbug·li·ness, nounsu·per·ug·ly, adjective
How to use ugly in a sentence
Clashes between riot police and hundreds of demonstrators grew consistently uglier as the day wore on.
But we are in an odd moment, as the discussion has become uglier after the campaign ended.Guns and Gay Marriage: With the Campaign Over, the Real Fight Begins|Stuart Stevens|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There's one thing uglier than a Democratic tax-and-spend spree.
Douglas' race-baiting becomes wilder, uglier, and more incoherent.
The run to Election Day is getting uglier by the day—just look at the ads on television so far.10 Outrageous Attack Ads: Bain, Burning Money, & More (Videos)|The Daily Beast Video|August 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her affectation of extreme youth was so absurdly ridiculous, that it made her appear older and uglier than she really was.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Miss Matilda Griffin was a good deal uglier, and about as amiable as her mother-in-law.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush|William Makepeace Thackeray
Joyce found that it was almost as strange as if never pictured out before her, and a great deal uglier than she had supposed.Joyce's Investments|Fannie E. Newberry
It might be objected that if one object were ugly, and another uglier still, they are such because they participate in a form.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
It is this that makes them blear-eyed, and even uglier than Nature intended them to be.The Land of Fire|Mayne Reid
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