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ugly
British English: /ˈʌɡli/
American English: /ˈəɡli/

Translation of ugly in French:

adjective

  • 1 (hideous)
    (person, appearance, furniture, building, place)
    laid
    (sound)
    désagréable
    to be an ugly sight
    être hideux/-euse à voir
    (wound)
    vilain (before n)
  • 2 (vicious)
    (situation, conflict)
    dangereux/-euse
    (tactics, campaign)
    bas/basse
    (accusation)
    vicieux/-ieuse
    (passion, violence)
    effroyable
    the situation turned ugly
    la situation a dégénéré
    to give somebody an ugly look
    regarder quelqu'un d'un sale œil
    he had an ugly expression on his face/an ugly look in his eye
    il avait l'air méchant/l'œil méchant
    to be in an ugly mood
    (group, mob)
    gronder
    the ugly face of
    l'aspect inacceptable de

Idioms

an ugly customer

[informal]
un sale type [informal]
he looks like an ugly customer [informal]
il a une sale tronche [informal]

as ugly as sin

laid comme un pou

racism/elitism rears its ugly head

on voit surgir le spectre du racisme/de l'élitisme
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