uglyadjectiveuk /ˈʌɡ.li/ us /ˈʌɡ.li/
ugly adjective (NOT ATTRACTIVE)
- This part of the old town has been disfigured by ugly new buildings.
- Concern about the ugly effects of industrialization has led to the greening of many of our cities.
- Most of the furniture is so ugly, you wouldn't give it house-room.
- A screen of trees at the bottom of the garden hid the ugly factory walls.
- He's an ugly bruiser - I wouldn't like to meet him down a dark alley!
ugly adjective (THREATENING)