Which of the following is right? Why?

  1. He has an ugly huge scar on his face.

  2. He has a huge ugly scar on his face.

I would choose the second one, but I don't know why.

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    There is an earlier question about the topic of adjective order in general: What is the rule for adjective order?
    – herisson
    May 21, 2018 at 1:46
  • In the article mentioned by @sumelic size comes first and then quality so it is considered (by the article) more 'natural' to say huge ugly. It is a conceptual matter of what impresses first in the mind's eye.
    – Nigel J
    May 21, 2018 at 4:57
  • You chose the right one, go ahead. For the why of it, see previous posts. Good Luck.
    – Kris
    May 21, 2018 at 6:52

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I believe that this is more opinion based than anything, but I think that it should be the second one because huge ugly means it is huge and ugly, but the first one means it is ugly and another thing is huge

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