Translation of ugly in Spanish:

ugly

feo, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈʌɡli//ˈəɡli/

adjective

  • 1

    (not pretty)
    (clothes/person/face) feo
    the ugly sisters (de Cenicienta) las hermanastras
    • She refused to look up at him but his ugly reflection appeared in the water.
    • American society, on the other hand, has always regarded the fat person as ugly and offensive.
    • What I didn't like was the cruel way the north wind would dry out my lips to such an extent that a huge ugly gash always appeared on my bottom lip.
    • His wrist gave an ugly grinding sound and searing pain tore through him like knives.
    • They were fat, ugly men with wicked faces, like the one in the picture on the opposite page.
    • The election result is basically one big, fat, ugly dark cloud with a few little silver linings hanging off it.
    • If reality is too ugly or unpleasant, we shut it out and pretend it's not there.
    • It was not stream lined, more like gothic beehive in appearance with ugly spires jutting from both ends of the craft's structure.
    • I experience things as beautiful or ugly, pleasant or unpleasant, agreeable or disagreeable.
    • Its merciless laugh was like blood bubbling in its tufted throat, an ugly sneer produced in sounds.
    • Sam, what on earth possessed you to spend all that time making a terrine that has the appearance of an ugly, withered, old leather boot?
    • Despite their ugly appearance, their bodies are ideally shaped for relentless running down of prey.
    • She tries to speak but there is only an ugly gasping sound.
    • The answer occurred to me almost straight away - I was repulsed because they were ugly!
    • The bookcase made an, ugly scraping sound as they pushed it, but it was moving.
    • The sad, the ignored, the ugly and the repulsive wander in between the hours of 12 and 5.
    • But my current phone is a Sharp, and it has a fat ugly connector that no-one seems to have.
    • He started chanting the incantation of a dark spell, full of ugly guttural sounds.
    • Big, bald and ugly, he appears the embodiment of what the XFL sees itself becoming.
    • Peter laughed, his voice sounding harsh and ugly, and his mouth twisted into a sardonic sneer.
  • 2

    (unpleasant, threatening)
    (news) inquietante
    (news) alarmante
    (gash/wound) feo
    (crime/sin) horrible
    he has an ugly temper tiene muy mal genio
    • the sky looks ugly (el tiempo) se está poniendo feo
    • an ugly customer un tipo peligroso / de cuidado
    • I quickly called my partner over and we watched in terror as it all unfolded into a really ugly scene.
    • That's the ugly reality behind the intellectual justifications of realpolitik.
    • But the offer is vetoed by Finn, who alone sees the ugly fascist behind The Man's smooth mask of respectability.
    • For a moment, it was if she had left her body and was watching this ugly scene happen to someone else.
    • By doing this, it suggests continuity with the old regime, rather than complicity in an ugly coup of a popular mayor.
    • He says that we are not yet seeing the kind of rage which accompanies the surfing season in Australia, where crowded surf can lead to ugly scenes.
    • The management and board, smelling a big ugly scene, capitulated and accepted the union.
    • She thought of the ugly rumors that were going around about her and it released her anger a little.
    • As the ugly scenes on the pitch spilled over into the crowd, police were called to the Corbet Field ground.
    • He is so ugly on the inside that his only forte is being beautiful and absolutely vicious on the outside!
    • Today these ugly scenes and remarks could be seen and heard on TV, worldwide, unlike in the past.
    • Luckily, the timely intervention of a dutiful cop prevented the scene from getting ugly.
    • Now that we have the names of the eight bidders, how interesting and how ugly is it likely to be?
    • In his prime, his vindictiveness was ugly and frightening; now it's ugly and a little pathetic.
    • Taiwanese realize the danger that China poses, but they do not think this is a danger that is likely to turn very ugly very quickly.
    • I asked myself whether I really wanted to get involved in this ugly, terrible stuff.
    • I just don't see how creating an ugly, violent scene could possibly make those bereaved parents feel better.
    • To hear him speak is a sobering reminder of the ugly scars left behind by apartheid.
    • When thousands of desperate applicants instead showed up, the scene quickly turned ugly and the police intervened.
    • But there's a second kind of criticism that says the political run-up to this thing was pretty ugly.
    • Beyond that, there were no reports of violence and other ugly scenes that have characterised past elections.
    • These days most of us don't want to get too involved in national politics because it seems to partisan and ugly.
    • This is a film of uncompromising intensity and breathstealing beauty, as violent and ugly as anything that nature can conceive.
    • Since then, I have noticed that democracy isn't always pretty and capitalism can be downright ugly.
    • The ugly scenes witnessed last year are sure to make a comeback this year.
    • She looked at the boys as their mouths formed the sounds of ugly words, pouring down at her like hot molasses.
    • You might have expected an ugly scene, or at least the odd raised voice.
    • Timely intervention by the respective authorities prevented an ugly scene.
    • Sadly, the ugly arm of slavery reaches far beyond Sudan and shockingly touches every continent except Antarctica.
    • It was, in fact, not an ugly scene but at best it was one in which there might have been a subtle sneer involved.
    • Angry scenes and ugly fracas are commonplace as people scramble for the few available taxis.
    • There is nobody more ugly than a violent wing nut embracing his victimhood.
    • It's hard not to warm to these men, who are nothing like the ugly, violent stereotypes we expect them to be.