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A popular adjective for an aggressive disease or lesion
Infectious disease An ugly infection responds poorly to aggressive antibiotic therapy, which most commonly occurs in immunocompromised patients or those with terminal cancer
Oncology An ugly malignancy is characterised by fulminant clinical course, rapid deterioration, multiorgan failure, infection, and poor response to therapy
Pathology Ugly usually refers to a malignant lesion with bizarre, poorly differentiated cells characterised by marked nuclear atypia, pleomorphism, florid mitotic activity, and necrosis—e.g., giant cell tumour of the lung

ugly

A popular adjective for an aggressive disease or lesion Infectious disease An 'ugly' infection responds poorly to aggressive antibiotic therapy, which most commonly occurs in immunocompromised Pts or those with terminal CA Oncology An 'ugly' malignancy is characterized by fulminant deterioration, multiorgan failure, infection, poor response to therapy Surgical pathology 'Ugly' usually refers to a malignant lesion with bizarre, poorly differentiated cells characterized by marked nuclear atypia, pleomorphism and florid mitotic activity–eg, giant cell tumor of the lung. See Anaplasia.
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Too much time lingering on the theory of ugliness and not enough time looking at the myriad examples possible makes the book feel more like a graduate research paper proving that the author knows who has written on this subject and what has been said rather than being a fully imagined book of original insights into southern women's literature.
Beginning with winter and ending with spring, Newman meticulously teases out the way the natural world and the human world are equally saturated with ugliness and beauty.
Even those which present ugliness may also have beauty with which the reader can compare the ugliness, or the ugly object can conceal a hidden beauty.
Taken to excess on the artistic canvas, ugliness and the absurd have been characterized as maximalism, a modern movement in literature and the arts that celebrates richness, decoration, sensuality, luxury, and fantasy.
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This makes ugliness seem an almost desirable reality.
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Demonic pictures of killers, chosen to reveal the ugliness that points to inner evil, are repeatedly shown to us - think Myra Hindley with that helmet as aggressive blonde hair and Tracie Andrews grimacing hideously.
This kind of behaviour outrages people of conscience because it shows us the ugliness that, despite our protests of "civilization", remains close to the surface in human nature.
But Kipnis also takes her scalpel to our craving for shame, calling out the twin "bullshit artists" in the Oprah-James Frey saga and noting that we're prone to conflate the ugliness of an act with the ugliness of the person behind it (think Linda Tripp).
But England can also play nice stuff with him in the 8 team - it's not all long ball ugliness.