54 of the Best ‘Ugly’ Synonyms and Antonyms

 

By Dr Oliver Tearle

The word ugly is from the Old Norse ugglig-r, which denoted something that is to be feared or dreaded; it’s from the word ugga. And when the word first entered the English language, ugly was used to describe someone or something which inspired fear, dread, or horror. Because something that was deformed or in bad shape was likely to evoke such a response, the word came to refer simply to something that was deformed or hideous to look at. Continue reading “54 of the Best ‘Ugly’ Synonyms and Antonyms”