Definition of ugliness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʌɡlinəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌɡlinəs//
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  1. 1the quality of being unpleasant to look at He was depressed by the extreme ugliness of the city.
  2. 2the quality of being unpleasant or dangerous, especially involving threats or violence The central characters face the ugliness and brutality of what human beings are capable of doing to one another.