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Synonyms for uglyˈʌg li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ugly(adj)

    displeasing to the senses

    horrifying, surly, worthless, despicable, unworthy, vile, slimy, atrocious, horrible, wretched, frightful

    pulchritudinous, picturesque, gorgeous, sightly, scenic, lovely, bonny, dishy, glorious, splendiferous, bonnie, well-favored, good-natured, pretty-pretty, good, fair, exquisite, pretty, beautiful, handsome, resplendent, beauteous, stunning, unalarming, ravishing, well-favoured, fine-looking, better-looking, comely, good-looking, splendid

  2. surly, ugly(adj)

    inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

    frightful, horrifying, surly, worthless, despicable, unworthy, slimy, atrocious, horrible, vile, ugly, wretched

    beauteous, beautiful, resplendent, pretty, bonny, pretty-pretty, pulchritudinous, handsome, ravishing, exquisite, splendiferous, well-favoured, good, fair, comely, good-natured, bonnie, stunning, better-looking, lovely, sightly, good-looking, glorious, gorgeous, fine-looking, splendid, unalarming, picturesque, well-favored, scenic, dishy

  3. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)

    morally reprehensible

    frightful, queasy, offensive, pitiable, pathetic, nauseating, piteous, vile, loathsome, misfortunate, suffering, miserable, pitiful, hapless, horrible, worthless, unworthy, nauseous, slimy, undeserving, horrifying, atrocious, deplorable, sickening, ugly, woeful, noisome, wretched, poor, execrable, despicable, slimed, surly

    splendid, ravishing, sightly, unalarming, bonny, resplendent, fine-looking, lovely, stunning, good-looking, beauteous, dishy, handsome, glorious, well-favoured, comely, gorgeous, pretty-pretty, well-favored, good, picturesque, pretty, good-natured, exquisite, fair, beautiful, better-looking, scenic, pulchritudinous, bonnie, splendiferous

  4. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly(adj)

    provoking horror

    frightful, flagitious, unworthy, wretched, terrible, monstrous, fearful, horrible, worthless, tremendous, abominable, unspeakable, awful, grievous, atrocious, slimy, ugly, dreadful, horrifying, vile, despicable, painful, surly

    lovely, better-looking, pretty-pretty, splendid, ravishing, splendiferous, good-natured, fine-looking, well-favoured, bonnie, resplendent, bonny, gorgeous, pretty, beauteous, scenic, pulchritudinous, comely, well-favored, good-looking, glorious, handsome, fair, exquisite, beautiful, dishy, sightly, picturesque, unalarming, good, stunning


  1. ugly(adjective)

    Displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing.

    corrupt, unsightly, displeasing, vile, uncomely, immoral, unattractive, repulsive, hideous, homely

    beautiful, sightly, attractive, handsome, pretty, gorgeous

  2. ugly(adjective)

    Displeasing to the ear or some other sense.

    unsightly, hideous, corrupt, immoral, unattractive, repulsive, vile, uncomely, homely, displeasing

    pleasing, attractive

  3. ugly(adjective)

    Offensive to one's sensibilities or morality.

    displeasing, unattractive, homely, corrupt, vile, repulsive, hideous, immoral, uncomely, unsightly


Editors Contribution

  1. hideous

    something that isn't pretty is ugly.

    the combination of those colors is really hideous!

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ugly(a.)

    unsightly, plain, homely, ordinary, ill-looking, ill-favored, hard-favored, not handsome

  2. ugly(a.)

    frightful, horrible, hideous, horrid, shocking, terrible, GREWSOME

  3. ugly(a.)

    cross, sulky, morose, ill-tempered, crabbed, cross-grained

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