Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)

Exam Vocabulary and Synonyms for Ugliness

On this page, you will find lists of words to help you expand your vocabulary related to the word ‘ugliness’. There are nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, so you will learn how to put stronger sentences together with more sophisticated language. Practicing forming sentences in this way is particularly good if you are preparing for exams such as IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT, LSAT, Civil Services, and Banking.

Example Sentence Showing Synonyms and Different Word Forms:

The man had a particularly (adverb) nasty (adjective) scar on his face that was considerably (adverb) unbecoming (adjective). The children laughed and thought he was hideously (adverb) grotesque (adjective), but despite his alarmingly (adverb) unpleasant (adjective) appearance, he was actually a really nice person.

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HOW TO USE OUR SYNONYM TABLES:

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

In this column, you will find words that you will come across in everyday English, and which are even suitable for exams like IELTS or TOEFL.

In this column, you will find words that are likely to be asked in more Advanced Exams, such as GRE, MBA, SAT/LSAT, Civil Service, Banks, etc.

*An asterisk means that this word is less popular in everyday English than the other words in the list.

 

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Some Adjectives to Describe Ugliness

(e.g. an unsettling appearance; a horrific countenance; a repulsive manner)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

unsightly

unprepossessing

unattractive

abominable

unpleasant

repugnant

awful

odious

nasty

repellent

horrible

ghastly

dreadful

vile

gross

appalling

terrible

offensive

disgusting

revolting

vile

foul

repulsive

hideous

*grotesque

*monstrous

*distasteful

*horrid

*appalling

*frightful

*nauseating

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Some Adverbs for Describing How Ugly Someone or Something Is

(e.g. decidedly ugly; horrifically nasty; terribly repulsive)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

freakishly

horrifically

nauseatingly

sickeningly

unpleasantly

frightfully

awfully

disgustingly

grossly

horribly

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