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Ugly or not attractive - thesaurus

Synonyms

ugly

adjective

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 offence

grim

adjective

a grim place is ugly and unpleasant

unattractive

adjective

with an ugly appearance

hideous

adjective

informal used for emphasizing that someone or something is not attractive

grotesque

adjective

extremely ugly and strange

unsightly

adjective

used as a polite word for ugly

monstrous

adjective

very large and often ugly or frightening

plain

adjective

not very attractive

unappealing

adjective

not attractive or enjoyable

hulking

adjective

very large and heavy in appearance, especially in a way that seems ugly or frightening

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charmless

adjective

formal not attractive or pleasant in any way

cheap and nasty

unattractive, not expensive, and of very bad quality

chi-chi

adjective

informal trying to be fashionable and attractive in a way that is too obvious and complicated

graceless

adjective

not attractive

heavy

adjective

used about things that look ugly because they are big

hideous

adjective

very ugly or frightening in appearance

homely

adjective

American ugly

minging

adjective

informal very unpleasant, ugly, or bad

not a pretty sight

used for saying that something is very unpleasant to look at

not much to look at

informal not very attractive

plug-ugly

adjective

informal an insulting way of describing someone who is not attractive to look at

pretty pretty

something with so many pretty features that it looks silly

severe

adjective

extremely plain in style in a way that is not attractive

severely

adverb

in an extremely plain style that is not attractive

sexless

adjective

informal not sexually attractive

showy

adjective

showing disapproval big and expensive in a way that seems ugly

sordid

adjective

dirty and ugly

stark

adjective

used for describing a building or scene that is very clear and plain to look at, often in a slightly unpleasant or frightening way

tasteless

adjective

tasteless things such as clothes, furniture, or decorations look unpleasant or ugly

twee

adjective

British something that is twee is intended to be attractive but seems too perfect to be real

ugly

adjective

something that is ugly is unpleasant to look at

unbecoming

adjective

old-fashioned not attractive in style or colour

unflattering

adjective

making someone seem unpleasant or not attractive

unlovable

adjective

unpleasant, or not attractive

unlovely

adjective

humorous not attractive to look at

unprepossessing

adjective

formal not impressive or attractive

yucky

adjective

informal dirty, ugly, or unpleasant

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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