(noun, adjective)


1. displeasing to the senses

- an ugly face

- ugly furniture

Similar word(s): unattractive, disfigured, grotesque, monstrous, hideous, repulsive, scrofulous, unlovely, unpicturesque, unsightly, awkward, displeasing

2. inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

- an ugly frame of mind

Similar word(s): surly

3. morally reprehensible

- ugly crimes

Similar word(s): evil, despicable, slimy, unworthy, vile, worthless, wretched

4. provoking horror

- an ugly wound

Similar word(s): alarming, atrocious, frightful, horrible, horrifying

Sentences with ugly as an adjective:

- He played an ugly trick on us.

- an ugly temper;

- an ugly rumour;

- Stay beautiful. Keep it ugly, Killjoys.


1. (slang, uncountable) Ugliness.

2. (slang) An ugly person or thing.

3. (Britain, informal, dated) A shade for the face, projecting from a bonnet.