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adjective ugly pronunciation in American English /ˈʌɡli/
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adjectiveugly
comparativeuglier
superlativeugliest
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  1. 1
    someone who is ugly has a face that is unpleasant to look at. Ugly is an unkind word, so people often use the word plain instead, to avoid causing offense
    The other man was hideously ugly.
    She won’t wear T-shirts because she thinks her arms are ugly.
    1. a.
      something that is ugly is unpleasant to look at
      an ugly concrete bridge
      Do you think the rust makes the picture look ugly?
  2. 2
    an ugly situation involves violent or angry behavior
    There were ugly scenes following the game.
    an ugly confrontation
    turn ugly (=become unpleasant): The situation turned ugly when one of the police officers was hit by a rock.
  3. 3
    very unpleasant
    an ugly rumor
    ugly racist propaganda
    the ugly face of something (=the unpleasant aspect of it): Critics have described the policy as the ugly face of Republicanism.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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