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You can’t have it both ways — call us and we come to do our job, but then if our job gets ugly, we’re the bad guys.

We’re not sitting here in 10 years talking about this partisanship that is so ugly in this country.

From Ozy

The coronavirus is the immediate cause, as it has severely disrupted societies globally and brought with it isolation and death, while laying bare the ugly side of governments, companies and leaders.

From Digiday

Depending on your taste, the monster group is either the prettiest or the ugliest object in all mathematics.

We’re living through what Yang calls “a war on normal people” — a war that Yang fears is getting uglier all the time.

Some longtime local acquaintances are struggling to square the man they know with the ugly associations.

Of those, 1,980 used the term “cute”, while just 12 mentioned the word “ugly”.

Two seasons ago, the show killed off its main romantic interest, Matthew Crawley, in an ugly car accident.

How could you take such ugly pictures of a beautiful place?

After mom cries out in anguish and frustration on hearing the verdict, the ugly side of the protests rears its head.

A gentleman expatiating upon the good looks of women, declared that he had never yet seen an ugly woman.

One Turkish Company, about a hundred strong, was making an ugly push within rifle shot of our ship.

She looked Mariequita up and down, from her ugly brown toes to her pretty black eyes, and back again.

I was perfectly amazed to see how many little ugly habits I had to correct of which I had not been the least aware.

He would at once become stubborn and ugly, because he is not used to our quick, nervous, impatient ways.


On this page you'll find 195 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ugly, such as: awful, grisly, grotesque, hideous, horrid, and unseemly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.