Ug"ly (?), a. [Compar. Uglier (?); superl. Ugliest.] [Icel. uggligr fearful, dreadful; uggr fear (akin to ugga to fear) + -ligr (akin to E. -ly, like). . Cf. Awe.]


Offensive to the sight; contrary to beauty; being of disagreeable or loathsome aspect; unsightly; repulsive; deformed.

The ugly view of his deformed crimes. Spenser.

Like the toad, ugly and venomous. Shak.

O, I have passed a miserable night, So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams. Shak.


Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome; as, an ugly temper; to feel ugly.

[Colloq. U. S.]


Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss; as, an ugly rumor; an ugly customer.



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Ug"ly (?), n.

A shade for the face, projecting from the bonnet.

[Colloq. Eng.]

C. Kingsley.


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Ug"ly, v. t.

To make ugly.




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