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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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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in appearance)
a. feo(a)
2. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ugly ducklingpatito feo
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ugly [ˈʌɡlɪ]
uglier (comparative)ugliest (superlative)
1 (not pretty) [+appearance, person] feo
to be as ugly as sin ser feísimo; ser más feo que Picio (informal)
2 (unpleasant) desagradable; [+mood] peligroso; violento; [+situation, wound] peligroso; [+rumour etc] nada grato; inquietante; [+custom, vice etc] feo; repugnante
an ugly customer un tipo de cuidado (informal); to grow or turn ugly ponerse violento; amenazar violencia
the ugly truth "blackmail" is an ugly word
ugly duckling (n) patito (m) feo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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