See also: feîo

PortugueseEdit

 
uma mulher feia (an ugly woman)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese feo (ugly), from Latin foedus (hideous), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoyǝ- (to frighten; be afraid). Cognate with Galician feo, Asturian feu and Spanish feo.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfej.u/ [ˈfeɪ̯.u]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfej.o/ [ˈfeɪ̯.o]
 

NounEdit

feio m (plural feios, feminine feia, feminine plural feias)

  1. an ugly person

AdjectiveEdit

feio (feminine feia, masculine plural feios, feminine plural feias, comparable, comparative mais feio, superlative o mais feio or feiíssimo, diminutive feiinho, augmentative feião)

  1. ugly (visually unpleasant)
    prédio feiougly building
    jaqueta feiaugly jacket
    rapaz feiougly young man
    Synonym: feioso
    Antonyms: bonito, belo, lindo
  2. (figuratively) wrong, immoral
    Você roubou comida? Que feio!
    Have you stolen food? How wicked!
    Synonyms: errado, imoral, antiético
    Antonyms: correto, moral, ético
  3. (figuratively) disrespectful, impolite, rude
    É feio arrotar enquanto se come.
    It is rude to burp while eating.
    Synonyms: rude, desrespeitoso, deseducado, descortês, errado
    Antonyms: educado, cortês, correto

AntonymsEdit

AdverbEdit

feio (comparable, comparative mais feio, superlative o mais feio)

  1. in an ugly manner
  2. severely, critically, very much (used when the result is negative)
    Errou feio!You severely missed it!