ugliness


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  • noun

Synonyms for ugliness

the quality or condition of being ugly

an unsightly object

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When this species of cyclops appeared on the threshold of the chapel, motionless, squat, and almost as broad as he was tall; squared on the base, as a great man says; with his doublet half red, half violet, sown with silver bells, and, above all, in the perfection of his ugliness, the populace recognized him on the instant, and shouted with one voice,--
you possess the handsomest ugliness that I have ever beheld in my life.
She must have counted upon his support more than she realized, for this indifference, emphasized, as it was, by the insignificant commonplace of his surroundings, awoke her, not only to that ugliness, but to her own folly.
I did so, making my own likeness quite a pleasant relief to the ugliness of my brother-in-law's.
But instead of teaching the Bible stories, they were made to show men the ugliness of sin and the beauty of goodness.
Pale and haggard faces, lank and bony figures, children with the countenances of old men, deformities with irons upon their limbs, boys of stunted growth, and others whose long meagre legs would hardly bear their stooping bodies, all crowded on the view together; there were the bleared eye, the hare-lip, the crooked foot, and every ugliness or distortion that told of unnatural aversion conceived by parents for their offspring, or of young lives which, from the earliest dawn of infancy, had been one horrible endurance of cruelty and neglect.
His uncle had deceived him, and might he not consign her to some miserable place where her youth and beauty would prove a far greater curse than ugliness and decrepitude?
One day he was in a very good humor, for he had made a mirror with the power of causing all that was good and beautiful when it was reflected therein, to look poor and mean; but that which was good-for-nothing and looked ugly was shown magnified and increased in ugliness.
So the young Woman with the large, tender eyes, whom we had just seen, was the wife of this repugnant and brutal rustic, whose jealousy seemed to emphasise his physical ugliness.
Levin felt that, in spite of all the ugliness of his life, his brother Nikolay, in his soul, in the very depths of his soul, was no more in the wrong than the people who despised him.
He approached; his countenance bespoke bitter anguish, combined with disdain and malignity, while its unearthly ugliness rendered it almost too horrible for human eyes.
At the end, all of these ugliness will end up in the rubbish heap of history where it belongs, comments the author.
In this heartrending and compelling story by author Judith Leftoff, readers and veterans everywhere get to meet Two Daniels who, despite their ages, witness the ugliness of war and did something about it.
To me, the criteria is simply between beauty and ugliness.
In Strictly Come Dancing ugliness is beauty, prancing is dancing and Judy Murray is Ginger Rogers" - Comedian Alexei Sayle is no fan of the popular TV show.