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 unpleasant)
    prédio feiougly building
    jaqueta feiaugly jacket
    rapaz feiougly young man
  2. (figuratively) wrong, immoral
    Você roubou comida? Que feio!
    Have you stolen food? What a wicked thing to do!
  3. (figuratively) disrespectful, impolite, rude
    É feio arrotar enquanto se come.
    It is rude to burp while 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!