- uglilythough formally correct, is too awkward for normal use and is usually replaced by the phrase in an ugly way.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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Uglily — Ug li*ly, adv. In an ugly manner; with deformity. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
uglily — lə̇lē, li adverb Etymology: Middle English, from ugly (I) + ly : in an ugly manner the yellow box … uglily lettered in black Hortense Calisher … Useful english dictionary
uglily — adverb see ugly I … New Collegiate Dictionary
uglily — See ugly. * * * … Universalium
uglily — adverb In an ugly manner … Wiktionary
uglily — gluily … Anagrams dictionary
uglily — ug·li·ly … English syllables
gluily — uglily … Anagrams dictionary
ugly — uglily, adv. ugliness, n. /ug lee/, adj., uglier, ugliest. 1. very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance. 2. disagreeable; unpleasant; objectionable: ugly tricks; ugly discords. 3.… … Universalium
-lily — Few adjectives in ly form adverbs in lily because they are too awkward to use. As Fowler noted (1926), ‘it is always possible to say in a masterly manner, at a timely moment, and the like, instead of masterlily, timelily’. Some adjectives in ly… … Modern English usage