Translation of ugly in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈʌgli/

adjective/adjetivo (uglier, ugliest)

  • 1.1 (not pretty) [person/face/clothes] feo the ugly sisters las hermanastras ([ de Cenicienta ]) 1.2 (unpleasant, threatening) [news] inquietante, alarmante; [wound/gash] feo; [sin/crime] horrible he has an ugly temper tiene muy mal genio the sky looks ugly (el tiempo) se está poniendo feo an ugly customer [colloquial/familiar] un tipo peligroso or de cuidado [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Sam, what on earth possessed you to spend all that time making a terrine that has the appearance of an ugly, withered, old leather boot?
    • They were fat, ugly men with wicked faces, like the one in the picture on the opposite page.
    • The sad, the ignored, the ugly and the repulsive wander in between the hours of 12 and 5.
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    • Beyond that, there were no reports of violence and other ugly scenes that have characterised past elections.
    • I just don't see how creating an ugly, violent scene could possibly make those bereaved parents feel better.
    • It's hard not to warm to these men, who are nothing like the ugly, violent stereotypes we expect them to be.
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    • She thought of the ugly rumors that were going around about her and it released her anger a little.
    • She looked at the boys as their mouths formed the sounds of ugly words, pouring down at her like hot molasses.
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    • These days most of us don't want to get too involved in national politics because it seems to partisan and ugly.
    • By doing this, it suggests continuity with the old regime, rather than complicity in an ugly coup of a popular mayor.
    • In his prime, his vindictiveness was ugly and frightening; now it's ugly and a little pathetic.

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