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"Ugly" is an adjective which is often translated as "feo", and "vile" is an adjective which is often translated as "vil". Learn more about the difference between "ugly" and "vile" below.
ugly(
uhg
-
li
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (hideous)
a. feo
He went through an ugly phase in high school.Pasó una etapa de ser feo en el colegio.
2. (unpleasant)
a. desagradable
They faced an ugly defeat at the Battle of Manassas.Enfrentaron una derrota desagradable en la batalla de Manassas.
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vile(
vayl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (despicable)
a. vil
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Police described the attack on a defenseless old lady as "vile and cowardly."La policía calificó al ataque a una anciana indefensa como "vil y cobarde".
b. infame
The vile acts commited by this regime are now coming to light.Las infames acciones perpetradas por el régimen están saliendo ahora a la luz.
2. (extremely unpleasant)
a. pésimo
If you want to know, ask her yourself. She's is in a vile mood today.Si quieres saberlo, pregúntaselo tú mismo. Hoy está de un humor pésimo.
b. infame
The weather was vile the whole weekend, with freezing wind and driving rain.Hizo un tiempo infame todo el fin de semana, con vientos helados y una lluvia torrencial.
c. de perros
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The boss was in a vile temper and took it out on all of us.El jefe estaba de un humor de perros y se desquitó con todos nosotros.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(revolting)
a. asqueroso
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I don't know what's in this soup but it tastes vile.No sé que pusieron en la sopa pero tiene un sabor asqueroso.
b. repugnante
I drank some water to get rid of the vile taste of the medicine.Tomé un poco de agua para quitarme el sabor repugnante de la medicina.
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