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Webster 1913 Edition


Ugliness

Ug′li-ness

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Noun.
The quality or state of being ugly.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ugliness

UG'LINESS

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Noun.
[from ugly.]
1.
Total want of beauty; deformity of person; as old age and ugliness.
2.
Turpitude of mind; moral depravity; lothesomeness.
Their dull ribaldry must be offensive to any one who does not, for the sake of the sin, pardon the ugliness of its circumstances.

Definition 2021


ugliness

ugliness

English

Noun

ugliness (countable and uncountable, plural uglinesses)

  1. The condition of being ugly
    • 1920, Herman Cyril McNeile, Bulldog Drummond Chapter 1
      His best friend would not have called him good-looking, but he was the fortunate possessor of that cheerful type of ugliness which inspires immediate confidence in its owner.
    Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent. Sharon Tate
  2. An unsightly or frightful object

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