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Handsome vs. Ugly

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Handsomeadjective

(of people, things, etc) Having a good appearance; good-looking.

‘a handsome garment, house, tree, or horse’;

Uglyadjective

Displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing.

Handsomeadjective

(of a man or boy) Visually attractive; pleasant looking, good-looking. Examples contradict label. Also, it seems to me that Austen uses "handsome" about women synonymously with "beautiful", so maybe that is an obsolete sense?

‘a handsome man’;

Uglyadjective

Displeasing to the ear or some other sense.

Handsomeadjective

(of a woman) Striking, impressive and elegantly proportioned, though not typically beautiful.

Uglyadjective

Offensive to one's sensibilities or morality.

‘He played an ugly trick on us.’;

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Handsomeadjective

Good, appealing, appropriate.

Uglyadjective

Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.

‘an ugly temper; to feel ugly’;

Handsomeadjective

(of weather) Fine, clear and bright.

Uglyadjective

Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss.

‘an ugly rumour; an ugly customer; an ugly wound’; ‘With all this competition, expect things to get ugly.’;

Handsomeadjective

Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; appropriate.

‘a handsome style, etc.’;

Uglyadjective

Offensive to the sight; contrary to beauty; being of disagreeable or loathsome aspect; unsightly; repulsive; deformed.

‘The ugly view of his deformed crimes.’; ‘Like the toad, ugly and venomous.’; ‘O, I have passed a miserable night,So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams.’;

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Handsomeadjective

Generous or noble in character.

‘Handsome is as handsome does.’;

Uglyadjective

Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome; as, an ugly temper; to feel ugly.

Handsomeadjective

Ample; moderately large.

‘a handsome salary’;

Uglyadjective

Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss; as, an ugly rumor; an ugly customer.

Handsomeadjective

Dexterous; skillful.

Uglynoun

A shade for the face, projecting from the bonnet.

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Handsomeverb

To render handsome.

Uglyverb

To make ugly.

Handsomeadjective

Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; - applied to things as persons.

‘That they [engines of war] be both easy to be carried and handsome to be moved and turned about.’; ‘For a thief it is so handsome as it may seem it was first invented for him.’;

Uglyadjective

displeasing to the senses and morally revolting;

‘an ugly face’; ‘ugly furniture’; ‘war is ugly’;

Handsomeadjective

Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; - expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.

Uglyadjective

deficient in beauty;

‘ugly gray slums’;

Handsomeadjective

Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc.

‘Easiness and handsome address in writing.’;

Uglyadjective

inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace;

‘a surly waiter’; ‘an ugly frame of mind’;

Handsomeadjective

Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.

‘Handsome is as handsome does.’;

Uglyadjective

morally reprehensible;

‘would do something as despicable as murder’; ‘ugly crimes’; ‘the vile development of slavery appalled them’;

Handsomeadjective

Ample; moderately large.

‘He . . . accumulated a handsome sum of money.’;

Uglyadjective

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments;

‘a baleful look’; ‘forbidding thunderclouds’; ‘his tone became menacing’; ‘ominous rumblings of discontent’; ‘sinister storm clouds’; ‘a sinister smile’; ‘his threatening behavior’; ‘ugly black clouds’; ‘the situation became ugly’;

Handsomeverb

To render handsome.

Uglyadjective

provoking horror;

‘an atrocious automobile accident’; ‘a frightful crime of decapitation’; ‘an alarming, even horrifying, picture’; ‘war is beyond all words horrible’; ‘an ugly wound’;

Handsomeadjective

pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion;

‘a fine-looking woman’; ‘a good-looking man’; ‘better-looking than her sister’; ‘very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome’; ‘our southern women are well-favored’;

Handsomeadjective

given or giving freely;

‘was a big tipper’; ‘the bounteous goodness of God’; ‘bountiful compliments’; ‘a freehanded host’; ‘a handsome allowance’; ‘Saturday's child is loving and giving’; ‘a liberal backer of the arts’; ‘a munificent gift’; ‘her fond and openhanded grandfather’;

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