[person, face, hat, furniture, building] laid (e)
[wound, scar] vilain (e) before n
an ugly scar une vilaine cicatrice
as ugly as sin laid (e) comme les sept péchés capitaux
[incident, scene] lamentable → A couple of ugly incidents occurred, and one man was killed. → There have been some ugly scenes to give sb an ugly look lancer un regard mauvais à qn → He gave her an ugly look. to turn ugly tourner au vinaigre → The confrontation turned ugly. Things turned ugly. Les choses ont tourné au vinaigre. the ugly face of sth le vilain visage de qch → With the collapse of the old system, the ugly face of capitalism is appearing again
n vilain petit canard m
→ She was a shy, ugly duckling of a child.
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