from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to express horror, disgust, or repugnance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Used to express repugnance, disgust, boredom, annoyance, tiredness, or horror.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. An exclamation expressive of disgust, horror, or recoil. Its utterance is usually accompanied by a shudder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An expression of horror or aversion, usually accompanied by a shudder.
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Oh, I know many of you may be rolling your eyes and saying "ugh" -- I'm sick of hearing about Kate's problems.
Of all the things that made me voice the syllable best transliterated as "ugh" - one of them was
Plantation to me congers up the notion of ugh a job and nothing to do with a racial slur or insult.
Resolutions are coming, another bright year of running and fighting and playing by ear, of eating no wheat and avoiding all jellies lest purple attracts me, ugh, that is velly - disturbing.
Temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s will not feel nearly as bad as yesterday afternoon's "ugh".
Low digit due to high "ugh" factor ... cloudy, cool, damp.
The waitress told me of how someone had ordered the fish as a takeout, TWO fishes in fact, and when they came to collect, they gave this "ugh" look and refused to take them!
Mendes: Uh no, getting into her was a little "ugh" but it was also kinda fun, unleashing the predator, it was a good thing.
Between the gruesome clickity click up the hill, and the 'ugh' as you head down -- well, you probably remember.
I think you meant the "ugh" to refer to sounding cliche, but I read it this way first.