1200–50; Middle English ugly, uglike<Old Norse uggligr fearful, dreadful, equivalent to ugg(r) fear + -ligr-ly (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Ugliness
- very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance.
- disagreeable; unpleasant; objectionable:
- morally revolting:
- threatening trouble or danger:
- mean; hostile; quarrelsome:
- (especially of natural phenomena) unpleasant or dangerous:
- of unpleasant or unsightly appearance
- repulsive, objectionable, or displeasing in any waywar is ugly
- ominous or menacingan ugly situation
- bad-tempered, angry, or sullenan ugly mood
- The quality of being unpleasant or repulsive in appearance.
- : the quality or state of being ugly
- : something that is ugly
Example sentences for Ugliness
- And considering the ugliness rising in his native land, Forgács must be seen as a political artist, whether he likes it or not.
- I can see vulgarity and ugliness anywhere I want to look, and I can see it for free.
- If we aspire to that personally and legislate for it publicly, the ugliness will dissipate.
- The ideology of bigotry can be found all over Europe, in fact, and its ugliness is spreading like gangrene, especially in France.
- All that is almost invariably the stuff of ugliness, violence, and disaster—the stuff of “unbeing.”
- That, I take it, is the essence of beauty—not that I am learned in beauty, though I am an expert in ugliness.
- I vainly try to get down upon paper the dreariness, the ugliness, shabbiness, un-home-likeness of a Roman street.
- But alligators bear the palm for ugliness, size, and strength.
- He could only stand at his gateway, and look at the thing as it rose above the ground, fascinated by its ugliness.
- Every emotion tends to sculpture the body into beauty or into ugliness.
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