uglify

[ uhg-luh-fahy ]
/ ˈʌg ləˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), ug·li·fied, ug·li·fy·ing.

to make ugly.

Nearby words

  1. ugaritian,
  2. ugaritic,
  3. ugc,
  4. ugh,
  5. ugli,
  6. ugly,
  7. ugly american,
  8. ugly as sin,
  9. ugly customer,
  10. ugly duckling

Origin of uglify

First recorded in 1570–80; ugly + -fy

Related formsug·li·fi·ca·tion, nounug·li·fi·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for uglify

uglify

/ (ˈʌɡlɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to make or become ugly or more ugly
Derived Formsuglification, nounuglifier, noun

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Word Origin and History for uglify

uglify

v.

1570s; see ugly + -fy. Related: uglified; uglifying.

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