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ugly +‎ -ness

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ugliness (countable and uncountable, plural uglinesses)

  1. The condition of being ugly
    • 1920, Herman Cyril McNeile, Bulldog Drummond Chapter 1
      His best friend would not have called him good-looking, but he was the fortunate possessor of that cheerful type of ugliness which inspires immediate confidence in its owner.
    Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent. Sharon Tate
  2. An unsightly or frightful object

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