Wikipedia describes the meaning of ugly as " Ugly or ugliness is a term referring to a property of a person or thing that is unpleasant to look upon and results in an unfavourable evaluation."
Beauty is indeed, in the eye of the beholder. One culture's ideals of beauty are literally a world apart from another's. A plate in the lower lip or a blue painted face is considered an enhancement to beauty in one culture and dyed hair, pumped up collagen lips and skin stretched tight by face-lifts is the "norm" in another.
It is not in just people that "ugliness" has different definitions. Buildings, art, landscapes, clothes, animals et al, all present differently to different eyes.
Just as its opposite "beautiful", the concept of ugly defies true definition. In fact sometimes they can be one and the same.
|Winston, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. His owner thinks |
he is beautiful, many others have remarked on how ugly he is.
What do you think?