Does saying an object A is uglier than object B means that object B is ugly as well ?
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No, it does not mean that object B is ugly. The adjective ugly is used as a measure of opinion.
This is a matter of Comparison. When you say object A is uglier than object B, it doesn't mean object B is ugly. Object B is only being used as a reference point to give an idea of the state of appeal of object A, not necessarily that object B is ugly. It's also a way of showing disapproval of object A, which has nothing much to do with object B as object A is the focus of discussion I hope this helps
Yes, it definitely means object B is ugly as well in the speaker’s opinion but object B is not as ugly as object A. If it wasn’t the matter of ugliness you could say it’s less or more attractive than the other one.
When you say that an object A is uglier than object B, it doesn't necessarily mean that object B is ugly. It simply means that object A is less attractive than object B. And besides in the issues concerning aesthetics and beauty, it is subjective. What someone finds unattractive might be seen as attractive by another person.
It definitely means that object B is ugly as well, just relatively less uglier than the object A. Since you are using the signifier word "ugly", the signified meaning highlights a negative attribute. Otherwise, you should have said that object A is less attractive than the object B.
Yes. We call that degree of comparison Ugly, unglier, ungliest). Obect B is ugly but obect A is worse than object B in terms of ungliness.
Hello What you did is a comparison that means you judge according your opinion which one is uglier. Hence the choice must not be between two beautiful ones Best Regards
Yes it does. By using the word uglier it automatically implies that object B is ugly
Yes, that is correct. Using the word comparative "uglier" already implies that object B is ugly as well. 😄
It could be like that, it means object B is ugly but not that ugly than object A from 1 to 10 object B could be just 3 while object A is 1
It does not necessarily means that object B is ugly also but it just means that object A is less attractive than object B