uglify

To take something that is or was not ugly and make it ugly.
The key to usage here is that the word shall describe physical objects rather than people.

An automobile that was beautiful in its original design, but the design has been changed or uglified so that the car is now ugly, or not as beautiful as it used to be. OR I wrote a pretty good example, but the PD editor uglified it.


Dictionary of american slang with examples. .

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  • Uglify — Ug li*fy, v. t. [Ugly + fy.] To disfigure; to make ugly. [R.] Mad. D Arblay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uglify — (v.) 1570s; see UGLY (Cf. ugly) + FY (Cf. fy). Related: uglified; uglifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • uglify — [ug′lə fī΄] vt. uglified, uglifying to make ugly; disfigure …   English World dictionary

  • uglify — ugly ► ADJECTIVE (uglier, ugliest) 1) unpleasant or repulsive in appearance. 2) hostile or threatening; likely to involve unpleasantness. DERIVATIVES uglify verb ugliness noun. ORIGIN from Old Norse, to be dreaded …   English terms dictionary

  • uglify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Date: 1576 to make ugly • uglification noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uglify — uglification, n. uglifier, n. /ug leuh fuy /, v.t., uglified, uglifying. to make ugly. [1570 80; UGLY + FY] * * * …   Universalium

  • uglify — verb /ʌɡlifaɪ/ a) To make ugly; to destroy or worsen the appearance or attractiveness of. b) To become ugly. Ant: beautify …   Wiktionary

  • uglify — ug·li·fy || ÊŒglɪfaɪ v. make ugly; make a person look ugly; make something unappealing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uglify — v distort, deform, misshape, twist, turn awry, wrench; mangle, wring, wrest, writhe; contort, gnarl, screw, knot, warp; grimace, snarl, pout, screw up one s face, mow, make a face; disfigure, mutilate, deface, mar, blemish, scar …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • uglify — ug·li·fy …   English syllables

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