French translation of 'ugly'
1. (= unattractive)
[person, face, hat, furniture, building] laid(e)
[wound, scar] vilain(e) (before n)
an ugly scar une vilaine cicatrice
as ugly as sin laid(e) comme les sept péchés capitaux
2. (= unpleasant, dangerous) [incident, scene] lamentable
to give sb an ugly look lancer un regard mauvais à qn
to turn ugly tourner au vinaigre
Things turned ugly. Les choses ont tourné au vinaigre.
the ugly face of sth le vilain visage de qch
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Example Sentences Including 'ugly'
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In the course of it, there were many ugly confrontations between miners and police.The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
A few are ugly as sin.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
A lot of the media and news coverage shows the ugly face of life in Syria.The Sun (2016)
At one point she bursts into tears, insisting she looks ugly.The Sun (2016)
But all this fragrant artifice hides an ugly, dirty little secret.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I find it ugly, unpleasant, lacking all sense of proportion.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It looks ugly and feels sore.The Sun (2016)
Many people become so panicked they feel ugly and out of control.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
My character was meant to be ugly and dangerous.The Sun (2012)
Plus it's a little bit ugly as well.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Sometimes you have to look ugly to get the notes.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Talk about the ugly face of capitalism!The Sun (2016)
The prison building is as scarred and formidably ugly as the men it houses.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
And looking ill means looking ugly.The House of Mirth (1905)
That ugly scar sliced across his hop.SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)
Both players squared up in an ugly confrontation that earned both a booking.The Sun (2015)
Final whistle on ugly face of football?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Plus ugly little Noughties canine in tow.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He made me feel worthless and ugly.The Sun (2008)
I feel ugly and unloved.The Sun (2016)
If you think it looks ugly then cover it with pine bark flakes.The Sun (2015)
Is this racing failing to face some ugly facts?Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Since then the mood has got uglier for fat cats.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The group feasted on steak and caviar washed down with fine wine and vodka before the mood suddenly turned ugly.The Sun (2015)
And have you seen my ugly face on it?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Pastors want to avoid such ugly confrontations for their families.Christianity Today (2000)
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'ugly' in Other Languages
British English: ugly /ˈʌɡlɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone or something is ugly, you mean that they are unattractive and unpleasant to look at.
...an ugly little hat.
- American English: ugly
- Arabic: قَبِيح
- Brazilian Portuguese: feio
- Chinese: 丑陋的
- Croatian: ružan
- Czech: ošklivý
- Danish: grim
- Dutch: lelijk
- European Spanish: feo
- Finnish: ruma
- French: moche
- German: hässlich
- Greek: άσχημος
- Italian: brutto
- Japanese: 醜い
- Korean: 못생긴
- Norwegian: stygg
- Polish: brzydki
- European Portuguese: feio
- Romanian: urât
- Russian: уродливый
- Spanish: feo
- Swedish: ful
- Thai: น่าเกลียด
- Turkish: çirkin
- Ukrainian: бридкий
- Vietnamese: xấu xí
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