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I always saw myself as really ugly. My father even told me I was ugly because I would shave my head and look like a boy.
Asia Argento

Meaning of "ugly" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UGLY

From Old Norse uggligr dreadful, from ugga fear.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UGLY

ugly  [ˈʌɡlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UGLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ugly is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UGLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ugly

Ugly may refer to: ▪ Ugliness, a property of a person or thing that is unpleasant to look at, listen to or contemplate Albums ▪ Ugly, 1995 ▪ Ugly Songs ▪ "Ugly", 2001 ▪ "Ugly", 1998 ▪ "Ugly", 2005 ▪ "Ugly", 2005 ▪ "U.G.L.Y.", 2000 song by Daphne & Celeste ▪ "Ugly", song by Smashing Pumpkins on their single "1979" Other ▪ Ugly, a 2013 film ▪ "Ugly", television series episode ▪ "Ugly", autobiography by Constance Briscoe...

Definition of ugly in the English dictionary

The first definition of ugly in the dictionary is of unpleasant or unsightly appearance. Other definition of ugly is repulsive, objectionable, or displeasing in any way. Ugly is also ominous or menacing.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UGLY


bigly
ˈbɪɡlɪ
fugly
ˈfʌɡlɪ
gangly
ˈɡæŋɡlɪ
googly
ˈɡuːɡlɪ
Hooghly
ˈhuːɡlɪ
sanctifyingly
ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪɪŋɡlɪ
scraggly
ˈskræɡlɪ
shingly
ˈʃɪŋɡlɪ
singly
ˈsɪŋɡlɪ
smugly
ˈsmʌɡlɪ
snugly
ˈsnʌɡlɪ
spangly
ˈspæŋɡlɪ
squiggly
ˈskwɪɡlɪ
straggly
ˈstræɡlɪ
tingly
ˈtɪŋɡlɪ
UGLI
ˈʌɡlɪ
vaguely
ˈveɪɡlɪ
waggly
ˈwæɡlɪ
wiggly
ˈwɪɡlɪ
wriggly
ˈrɪɡlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UGLY

ugh
UGLI
UGLI fruit
uglier
UGLIES
ugliest
uglification
uglified
uglifier
uglifies
uglify
uglily
ugliness
UGLIS
Ugly American
ugly duckling
Ugrian
Ugric
ugsome
ugsomeness

WORDS THAT END LIKE UGLY

accordingly
amazingly
astonishingly
correspondingly
exceedingly
increasingly
interestingly
irritatingly
knowingly
livingly
lovingly
overwhelmingly
seemingly
sickeningly
strikingly
strongly
stunningly
surprisingly
willingly
wrongly

Synonyms and antonyms of ugly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UGLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ugly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ugly

Translation of «ugly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UGLY

Find out the translation of ugly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ugly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ugly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

丑陋的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

feo
570 millions of speakers

English

ugly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बदसूरत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَبِيح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уродливый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

feio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অরুপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moche
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hodoh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hässlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

醜い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

못생긴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Elek
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xấu xí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அசிங்கமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुरुप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çirkin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

brutto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

brzydki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бридкий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

urât
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άσχημος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lelike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ful
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stygg
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ugly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UGLY»

The term «ugly» is very widely used and occupies the 6.430 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UGLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ugly

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10 QUOTES WITH «UGLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ugly.
1
Asia Argento
I always saw myself as really ugly. My father even told me I was ugly because I would shave my head and look like a boy.
2
Lawrence Block
New York is an ugly city, a dirty city... But there is one thing about it. Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough.
3
Rodney Dangerfield
When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
4
Matt Drudge
There's a danger of the Internet just becoming loud, ugly and boring with a thousand voices screaming for attention.
5
Eminem
I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell. Did I mention I'm stupid?
6
Curt Flood
If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person.
7
Kelli Garner
Hollywood can be an ugly place and it can do ugly things to you.
8
Paul Michael Glaser
First of all I thought it was ugly, I thought it was ridiculous that undercover police guys would drive a striped tomato and I've never been a big champion of Ford.
9
LZ Granderson
The ugly truth is it's the spineless parents who parade their undisciplined children around like royalty that make people dislike kids.
10
Thomas Hardy
A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UGLY»

Discover the use of ugly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ugly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ugly's Electrical References, 2011 Edition
Vocational & Trade
George Hart, Sammie Hart, William C. Buchanan, 2010
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Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master
In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis.
Brad Gilbert, Steve Jamison, 2013
3
Ugly
But somehow Constance found the courage to survive her terrible start in life. This is her heartbreaking - and ultimately triumphant story.
Constance Briscoe, 2008
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UGLY FEELINGS
" She explores the politically equivocal work of these affective concepts in the cultural contexts where they seem most at stake, from academic feminist debates to the Harlem Renaissance, from late-twentieth-century American poetry to ...
Sianne NGAI, 2009
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God Does Not Like Ugly
Frightened and ashamed, budding teenager Annette Goode, a shy, awkward, overweight girl hides the devastating secret that her mother's boarder has been sexually abusing her, until her life is changed forever by the beautiful and worldly ...
Mary Monroe, 2006
6
Ugly Fish
From Kara LaReau, author of the Rocko and Spanky series, here is an irreverent and terrifically funny book about a bully who at last gets his comeuppance.
Kara LaReau, 2006
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Black & Ugly As Ever (The Cartel Publications Presents):
This is the sequel to Black and Ugly with Triple Crown Publications.
Toy Styles, 2008
8
The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public
In this watershed study of the ugly laws, Susan M. Schweik uncovers the murky history behind the laws, situating the varied legislation in its historical context and exploring in detail what the laws meant.
Susan M. Schweik, 2009
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God Still Don't Like Ugly
. . Praise for Mary Monroe "Reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston." --Publishers Weekly "Watch out Toni Morrison, there is a new sister in town." --Rapport
Mary Monroe, 2009
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Jim Ugly
So Jake and Jim Ugly embark on a wild journey into the frontier West, where they find themselves pursued by a pretty lady, a theater troupe, and one very ornery yellow-legged man. And they all want to know one thing: Where is Sam Bannock?
Sid Fleischman, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UGLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ugly is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ugly spat over cost of business travel escalating within top ranks of …
An ugly internal spat over business trips is escalating at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, with one senior government ... «The Globe and Mail, Jun 15»
2
Parents going viral with ugly hair cut videos shaming kids
The spate of ugly-cut videos over the last six months or so has lit up debate over public shaming as discipline and fits into a broader trend of parents using social ... «The Seattle Times, Jun 15»
3
Josh Hamilton starts rehab after 'long, ugly process'
"It's really a small miracle that I got back here because it was a whole, big, long, ugly process," Hamilton said. "I feel like the Lord had his hand on it to get me ... «WLS-TV, May 15»
4
Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again
Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl who never gets noticed takes off her eyeglasses and — voila! — suddenly, everyone can see she was ... «NPR, Mar 15»
5
A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked
Sonny Tulyaganov, Ugly Mail's creator, says he was inspired to write the “tiny script” when a friend told him about Streak, an email-tracking service whose ... «Wired, Mar 15»
6
Ed Sheeran's hilarious fan letter: 'You are a little ugly but I love you!'
The 24-year-old Thinking Out Loud star is currently on tour in Asia before he performs a string of dates across Australia. No stranger to being inundated with fan ... «mirror.co.uk, Mar 15»
7
Irina Shayk 'felt ugly' when she stood next to Real Madrid superstar …
Cristiano Ronaldo's ex-girlfriend Irina Shayk has taken a swipe at her former partner, claiming she felt 'ugly standing next to the wrong man'. The Real Madrid ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
8
Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit
Alas, embracing ugly fruits and vegetables is still a nascent concept on this side of the Atlantic. "I wanted to draw attention to this issue," Figueiredo says. "In the ... «NPR, Feb 15»
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Marc Anthony Reveals He Thinks He's "Ugly," Says He's "Proud" Of …
"My dad told me early on, he said, 'Son, we're both ugly,'" the 46-year-old said. "I swear to God, he says it to this day. And he goes, 'You work on your personality ... «Us Magazine, Feb 15»
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Ugly movie review: Anurag Kashyap takes darkness to an extreme …
'Ugly' film review: It takes that darkness to an extreme, even more so that his first, unreleased 'Paanch': a little girl goes missing, and what happens subsequently ... «The Indian Express, Dec 14»

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