An ugly mood.
Don't be ugly with me.
An ugly rumour; an ugly customer.
Ugly black clouds.
An ugly remark.
An ugly temper; an ugly scene.
An ugly temper; to feel ugly.
An ugly lie, habit, etc.
Ugly storm clouds.
An example of an ugly person is someone who is very unattractive and unpleasant to look at.
An example of an ugly attitude is a person who is mean and pessimistic all the time.
An example of ugly weather is a dark sky with storm clouds.
Other Word Forms
Origin of ugly
- Middle English frightful, repulsive from Old Norse uggligr from uggr fear
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English ugly, uggely, uglike, from Old Norse uggligr (“fearful, dreadful, horrible in appearance"), from uggr (“fear, apprehension, dread") (possibly related to agg (“strife, hate")), equivalent to ug +"Ž -ly. Cognate with Scots ugly, uglie, Icelandic ugglegur. Meaning softened to "very unpleasant to look at" around the late 14th century, and sense of "morally offensive" attested from around 1300.