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ugliness

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval) — Philosophy.

A topic less discussed in aesthetics than beauty, but deserving attention. First, it has ethical and political implications, since being surrounded by ugliness is evidently an injury or...

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ugly

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 51 words.

an ugly duckling a young person who turns out to be beautiful or talented against all expectations. The Ugly Duckling

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ugly

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 62 words.

is sometimes used in the sense “ill-tempered, mean” <Mike is being ugly again>. The OED dates ugly in the

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Ugliness

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4750 words.

The common conception that ugliness is simply the antonym of beauty, its polar opposite on the spectrum of aesthetic value,

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Ugliness

Ronald Moore.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4343 words.

The common conception that ugliness is simply the antonym of beauty, its polar opposite on the spectrum of aesthetic value,

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uglily

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 21 words.

though formally correct, is too awkward for normal use and is usually replaced by the phrase in an ugly way

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ugliness

R. W. Hepburn.

in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 177 words.

The property of having aesthetic disvalue, eliciting not indifference but discomfort or misery. Modes of ugliness in art correspond to

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ugliness

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett.

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 861 words.

The etymology of the word indicates what is at stake: ‘ugly’ is a Middle English (1150–1475) term meaning

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ugly

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 66 words.

ugly American an American who behaves offensively when abroad; the phrase was originally used as the title of a book

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ugly

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Ugly American an American who behaves offensively when abroad; the phrase was originally used as the title of a book in 1954.

ugly duckling a person who turns out to be beautiful...

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Uglys

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 262 words.

Formed in Birmingham, England in 1965, the Uglys’ founding line-up featured Steve Gibbons (b. 1942, Birmingham, England; guitar, vocals), Bob

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