ugly translation | English-French dictionary

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ugly

  

      adj  
   (=unattractive)  
[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  
   (=unpleasant, dangerous)  
[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        


ugly duckling  
      n   vilain petit canard    m     
→ She was a shy, ugly duckling of a child.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
ugly adj.
laid

Additional comments:

fred19641927:

lamentable

Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
sale type
n.
vilaine cicatrice
n.
vilain petit canard
adj.
d'une laideur repoussante
adj.
moche comme un pou
exp.
une vilaine cicatrice
exp.
Quelle mocheté ces vêtements!
exp.
Les choses ont tourné au vinaigre.
exp.
Quels vêtements moches!
exp.
laid comme les sept péchés capitaux
adj.
moche comme un pou
adj.
moche comme un pou
v.
refaire surface ; resurgir ; réapparaître
Ex. : The subject of the war in Iraq reared its ugly head again.
exp.
tourner au vinaigre
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'ugly' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
adj.
ugly
adv.
ugly
adv.
ugly
adj.
ugly
[Arg.] Syn. : moche, laid
adj.
ugly
n.
ugly woman
adj.
naughty ; ugly
adj.
naughty ; ugly
exp.
the ugly duckling
[Fig.]
adj.
ugly as sin
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