What is the opposite of pretty?

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Adjective
Opposite for very pleasing to look at
“In my early years, I was admittedly an ugly kid, with poor self-esteem and confidence.”
Adjective
Opposite for giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
“The persistent heavy rain and south-easterly winds made things very unpleasant for everyone.”
Adjective
(dated) Opposite for meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation
“A modified version of this argument seems to me much sounder in general, but inapplicable to the present case.”
Adverb
Opposite for to a moderately high degree
“They were poorly chosen words for a person notorious for being charming in front of a camera.”
Adverb
Opposite for to a moderately high degree
“While plentiful and cheap today, aluminum was once an extremely valuable metal.”
Adverb
Opposite for to an acceptable degree
“A person who nourishes themselves inadequately will often have skin that appears pale and lusterless.”
Verb
(pretty up) Opposite for to make pretty or attractive
“They disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast.”
Verb
(of a thing or place) Opposite for to make pretty or attractive
“If you deface your countryside with dirty great turbines, it is obvious that you will turn visitors away.”
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