feio

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Portuguese[edit]

uma mulher feia (an ugly woman)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese feo ‎(ugly), from Latin foedus ‎(hideous), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoyǝ- ‎(to frighten; be afraid). Cognate with Galician feo, Asturian feu and Spanish feo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feio m (plural feios, feminine feia, feminine plural feias)

  1. an ugly person

Adjective[edit]

feio m ‎(feminine singular feia, masculine plural feios, feminine plural feias, comparable)

  1. ugly (visually displeasant)
    prédio feio - ugly building
    jaqueta feia - ugly jacket
    rapaz feio - ugly young man
  2. (figuratively) wrong, immoral
    Você roubou comida? Que feio! - Have you stolen food? What (a) wrong (thing)!
  3. (figuratively) disrespectful, unpolite
    É feio arrotar enquanto se come - It is unpolite to burp while one is eating

Antonyms[edit]

Inflection[edit]

Adverb[edit]

feio (comparative mais feio superlative o mais feio)

  1. severely, critically, very much (used when the result is negative)
    Errou feio! - You severely missed it!