beautiful vs ugly


beautiful vs ugly
fine-looking fine-looking adj. pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; as, a fine-looking woman.[Narrower terms: {beautiful (vs. ugly) ]

Syn: good-looking, better-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favoured. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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