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Synonyms for uglyˈʌg li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ugly(adj)

    displeasing to the senses

    "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"

    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

    "a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"

    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

    "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

    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

    "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"

    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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