ugliness

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Repulsive appearance
Nouns
1. ugliness, deformity, disfigurement, blemish; inelegance; want or lack of symmetry, distortion; impression; homeliness, plainness, unloveliness; grotesqueness; unsightliness, gruesomeness; loathsomeness, hideousness; sordidness, squalor (see uncleanness).
2. eyesore, sight, fright, specter, scarecrow, hag, harridan, satyr, witch, toad, baboon, monster; ugly duckling; Quasimodo, Caliban; gargoyle. Slang, buffarilla, beast, hog, pig, scag, witch, blister, bowser, gash, geech, ill-piece, mud puppy, paper bag job, one-bagger, triple-bagger, porker, mullion, face-ache, skunk, snag, zarf, drack, Zelda.
Verbs — be ugly, look unprepossessing; make faces; render ugly, uglify; deface; disfigure; distort, blemish.
Adjectives
1. ugly [as sin]; plain, homely, ordinary, unornamental, inartistic; squalid, unsightly, unseemly, uncomely, unshapely, unlovely; not fit to be seen; unbeautiful; beautiless; foul, dingy. Slang, coyote-, piss-, or plug-ugly, misty, beat, corroded, rugy.
2. gruesome, misshapen, repulsive, hideous, loathsome, disgusting, nauseating, misproportioned, deformed, disfigured, monstrous; gaunt, thin; dumpy, ill-made, ill-shaped, ill-favored, ill-proportioned; crooked, distorted, hard-featured; unattractive, unbecoming, ill-looking, unprepossessing.
3. grisly, ghastly; ghostlike, deathlike; cadaverous, frightful, repellent, grotesque, horrid, horrible.
Quotations — The great tragedy of science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact (T. H. Huxley), Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings (Earl of Chesterfield), There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may— light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful (John Constable).
Antonyms, see beauty.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. unsightliness, homeliness, hideousness, repulsiveness, loathsomeness, unseemliness, uncomeliness, offensiveness, deformity, bad looks, ill looks, ill-favored countenance, plainness, disfigurement, monstrousness, grim aspect, foulness, horridness, inelegance, frightfulness, fearfulness, odiousness, unloveliness.
Ant. beauty*, fairness, attractiveness.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
unattractiveness, repulsiveness, homeliness, grotesqueness, unsightliness, plainness, deformity, monstrousness, hideousness, eyesore.
ANT.: beauty, attractiveness, loveliness
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality or condition of being ugly: hid-eousness, unsightliness. See BEAUTIFUL. 2. An unsightly object: mess, monstrosity. Informal: fright, sight, ugly. See BEAUTIFUL.

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