- ougly (obsolete)
From Middle English ugly, uggely, uglike, from Old Norse uggligr (“fearful, dreadful, horrible in appearance”), from uggr (“fear, apprehension, dread”) (possibly related to agg (“strife, hate”)), equivalent to ug + -ly. Cognate with Scots ugly, uglie, Icelandic ugglegur. Meaning softened to "very unpleasant to look at" around the late 14th century, and sense of "morally offensive" attested from around 1300.
- Displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing.
- Displeasing to the ear or some other sense.
- Offensive to one's sensibilities or morality.
- He played an ugly trick on us.
- (displeasing to the eye): hideous, homely, repulsive, unattractive, uncomely, unsightly
- (displeasing to the ear or some other sense): displeasing, repulsive, unattractive
- (offensive to one's sensibilities or morality): corrupt, immoral, vile
- See also Wikisaurus:ugly
- (displeasing to the eye): attractive, beautiful, gorgeous, handsome, pretty, sightly
- (displeasing to the ear or some other sense): attractive, pleasing
- (offensive to one's sensibilities or morality): moral
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