feio

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See also: feîo

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 unpleasant)
    prédio feiougly building
    jaqueta feiaugly jacket
    rapaz feiougly young man
    Synonym: feioso
  2. (figuratively) wrong, immoral
    Você roubou comida? Que feio!
    Have you stolen food? How wicked!
    Synonyms: errado, imoral
  3. (figuratively) disrespectful, impolite, rude
    É feio arrotar enquanto se come.
    It is rude to burp while eating.
    Synonyms: rude, desrespeitoso, deseducado, errado

Inflection[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

feio (comparative mais feio superlative o mais feio)

  1. uglily, in an ugly manner
  2. severely, critically, very much (used when the result is negative)
    Errou feio!You severely missed it!