What is ugly?

  • (adj): Morally reprehensible.
    Example: "Ugly crimes"
    Synonyms: despicable, vile, unworthy
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "ugly":

  • (adj): Deficient in beauty.
    Example: "Ugly gray slums"
  • (adj): Displeasing to the senses and morally revolting.
    Example: "An ugly face"; "ugly furniture"; "war is ugly"
  • (adj): Inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace.
    Example: "An ugly frame of mind"
    Synonyms: surly

Famous quotes containing the word ugly:

    What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    Nothing is beautiful, except man alone: all aesthetics rests upon this naïveté, which is its first truth. Let us immediately add the second: nothing is ugly except the degenerating man—and with this the realm of aesthetic judgment is circumscribed.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    This might be the end of the world. If Joe lost we were back in slavery and beyond help. It would all be true, the accusations that we were lower types of human beings. Only a little higher than apes. True that we were stupid and ugly and lazy and dirty and, unlucky and worst of all, that God Himself hated us and ordained us to be hewers of wood and drawers of water, forever and ever, world without end.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)