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hid·e·ous

 (hĭd′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Repulsive, especially to the sight; revolting. See Synonyms at ugly.
2. Morally offensive; detestable: hideous acts of torture.
3. Causing great harm or fear; terrible: a hideous disease.

[Middle English, variant of hidous, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French hide, hisde, fear, possibly of Germanic origin.]

hid′e·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
hid′e·ous·ly adv.
hid′e·ous·ness n.

hideous

(ˈhɪdɪəs)
adj
1. extremely ugly; repulsive: a hideous person.
2. terrifying and horrific
[C13: from Old French hisdos, from hisde fear; of uncertain origin]
ˈhideously adv
ˈhideousness, hideosity n

hid•e•ous

(ˈhɪd i əs)

adj.
1. horrible or frightful to the senses; repulsive.
2. shocking or revolting to the moral sense: a hideous crime.
3. distressing; appalling: hideous expense.
[1275–1325; Middle English hidous < Old French hisdos=hisde horror, fright (probably < Old High German *egisida, derivative of egisōn, agison to frighten) + -os -ous]
hid′e•ous•ly, adv.
hid′e•ous•ness, hid`e•os′i•ty (-ˈɒs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hideous - grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
2.hideous - so extremely ugly as to be terrifying; "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"
ugly - displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"

hideous

adjective
2. terrifying, shocking, terrible, awful, appalling, disgusting, horrible, dreadful, horrific, obscene, sickening, horrendous, macabre, horrid, odious, loathsome, abominable, detestable, godawful (slang) His family was subjected to a hideous attack.

hideous

adjective
1. Extremely displeasing to the eye:
Idiom: ugly as sin.
2. Shockingly repellent:
Translations
بَشِعرهيب، بَشِع، شائِن، قبيح
ohyzdnýošklivý
hæslig
hirveähirvittäväinhottavakammottavakauhea
užasan
hræîilegur
ぞっとする
몹시 추한
derdzīgspretīgs
ogabenostuden
anskrämlig
อัปลักษณ์
gớm ghiếc

hideous

[ˈhɪdɪəs] ADJ (gen) → espantoso, horroroso; (= repugnant) → repugnante, asqueroso
a hideous mistakeun error terrible

hideous

[ˈhɪdiəs] adj
(= ugly) → hideux/euse, atroce
(= dreadful) → horrible

hideous

adj
(= very ugly)grauenhaft, scheußlich; colourscheußlich, schrecklich
(= appalling) embarrassment, disappointment, expense, pricefürchterlich

hideous

[ˈhɪdɪəs] adj (sight, person) → orribile, orrendo/a; (crime) → atroce

hideous

(ˈhidiəs) adjective
extremely ugly. a hideous vase.
ˈhideously adverb
ˈhideousness noun

hideous

بَشِع ohyzdný hæslig scheußlich ειδεχθής espantoso kammottava hideux užasan orribile ぞっとする 몹시 추한 afschuwelijk fæl ohydny horrível отвратительный anskrämlig อัปลักษณ์ itici gớm ghiếc 丑恶的

hideous

a. horrible; abominable.
References in classic literature ?
Just now it's the fashion to be hideous, to make your head look like a scrubbing brush, wear a strait jacket, orange gloves, and clumping square-toed boots.
Strange, hideous accusations fell from his loose- hung lips.
Amid the unnatural shower, a few hungry ravens struggled with the gale; but no sooner was the green ocean of woods which stretched beneath them, passed, than they gladly stopped, at random, to their hideous banquet.
The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.
But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.
Art thou not afraid of nightmares and hideous dreams?
In going on with the record of what was hideous at Bly, I not only challenge the most liberal faith--for which I little care; but--and this is another matter--I renew what I myself suffered, I again push my way through it to the end.
But now when the boatswain calls all hands to lighten her; when boxes, bales, and jars are clattering overboard; when the wind is shrieking, and the men are yelling, and every plank thunders with trampling feet right over Jonah's head; in all this raging tumult, Jonah sleeps his hideous sleep.
For hours and hours from the almost stationary ship that hideous sight is seen.
Every minute, as the train sped on, the colors of things became dingier; the fields were grown parched and yellow, the landscape hideous and bare.
He put out his heavy, dirty hand, and drew the girl towards him; passed it over her neck and bust, felt her arms, looked at her teeth, and then pushed her back against her mother, whose patient face showed the suffering she had been going through at every motion of the hideous stranger.
Just as I was moaning out the closing hunks of that word, I touched off one of my electric connections and all that murky world of people stood revealed in a hideous blue glare