Synonyms of ugly in English:

ugly


See definition of ugly

adjective

1‘an old man with a horribly ugly face’

SYNONYMS

unattractive, ill-favoured, hideous, plain, plain-featured, plain-looking, unlovely, unprepossessing, unsightly, displeasing, disagreeable

horrible, frightful, awful, ghastly, gruesome, grisly, unpleasant, foul, nasty, grim, vile, shocking, disgusting, revolting, repellent, repugnant, grotesque, monstrous, reptilian, misshapen, deformed, disfigured

North American homely

informal not much to look at, short on looks, as plain as a pikestaff, as ugly as sin, fugly

British informal no oil painting

NZ informal huckery

ANTONYMS

beautiful, attractive

2‘a huge fight ensued and things got pretty ugly’

SYNONYMS

unpleasant, nasty, alarming, disagreeable, tense, charged, serious, grave, dangerous, perilous, threatening, menacing, hostile, ominous, sinister

archaic direful

rare minacious

ANTONYMS

pleasant, calm, peaceable

3‘an ugly rumour’

SYNONYMS

horrible, unpleasant, disagreeable, despicable, reprehensible, nasty, horrid, appalling, objectionable, offensive, obnoxious, foul, vile, base, dishonourable, dishonest, rotten, vicious, spiteful, malevolent, evil, wicked