uglily


uglily
uglily
though formally correct, is too awkward for normal use and is usually replaced by the phrase in an ugly way.

Modern English usage. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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


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