Other Words for Ugly

Ugly Adjective Synonyms
unattractive, unlovely, unprepossessing, unsightly, hideous, grotesque, gruesome, ghastly, offensive, repulsive-looking, plain, plain-looking, plain-featured, bad-featured, ill-favoured, dreadful-looking, awful-looking, terrible-looking, horrible-looking,
The Georgian houses were demolished and replaced by ugly tower-blocks.

Ugly Noun Synonyms
disquieting, uncomfortable, discomforting, troublesome, awkward, disadvantageous, ominous, dangerous, perilous, hazardous
He found himself in a very ugly position, with no apparent means of escape.

unpleasant, disagreeable, surly, hostile, nasty, spiteful, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, currish, irascible, curmudgeonly, cantankerous, crabby, crabbed, crotchety, cross, cranky, mean
He's in an ugly mood till he's had his coffee.

Ugly Verb Synonyms
objectionable, disagreeable, unpleasant, offensive, nasty, loathsome, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, noisome, nauseating, nauseous, revolting, sickening, disgusting, obnoxious, mephitic, rotten, corrupt, filthy, vile, heinous, bad, sordid, evil, foul, p
The East End murders were among the ugliest crimes of the century. He sprang from his seat with an ugly curse on his lips.

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Mean / Filthy / Foul / Cross / Rotten / Evil


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Loathly Lady

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Stock Character

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Substantive Adjective

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