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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 and Old French hideus, hisdeus, probably from Old French hisde, hide, horror, fright (probably from alteration, with expressive initial h, of Frankish *egisida, fright, from Germanic *agisōn, from *agiz, fear), or perhaps from Vulgar Latin *hispidōsus, horripilating (from Latin hispidus, rough, shaggy, bristly; probably akin to hirsūtus, hairy, hirsute).]

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 ?
To face that savage mountain of onrushing ferocity, to stand unshaken before the hideous fangs that he knew were bared in slavering blood-thirstiness, though he could not see them, required nerves of steel; but of such were the nerves of Carthoris of Helium.
IT was a sight that some people remembered better even than their own sorrows--the sight in that grey clear morning, when the fatal cart with the two young women in it was descried by the waiting watching multitude, cleaving its way towards the hideous symbol of a deliberately inflicted sudden death.
With an angry lash of her tail she bared her yellow fangs, curling her great lips in a hideous snarl that wrinkled her bristling snout in serried ridges and closed her wicked eyes to two narrow slits of rage and hatred.
It is one of a dozen similarly hideous things that your father has created in his mad desire to solve the problem of life.
With a yell of terror the chief turned and fled toward the village gate, and as his people looked to see the cause of his fright, they too took to their heels--for there, lumbering down upon them, their huge forms exaggerated by the play of moonlight and camp fire, came the hideous apes of Akut.
John Jasper, on his way home through the Close, is brought to a stand-still by the spectacle of Stony Durdles, dinner-bundle and all, leaning his back against the iron railing of the burial-ground enclosing it from the old cloister-arches; and a hideous small boy in rags flinging stones at him as a well-defined mark in the moonlight.
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.
With uplifted arm he stood, the cry of the bull ape quivering upon his lips, yet he remained silent lest he arouse his faithful Waziri who were all too familiar with the hideous challenge of their master.
Even the child's hideous and affected," thought Anna.
Certainly with hideous iteration the bitten lips of Dorian Gray shaped and reshaped those subtle words that dealt with soul and sense, till he had found in them the full expression, as it were, of his mood, and justified, by intellectual approval, passions that without such justification would still have dominated his temper.
A groan escaped his lips, and after that a series of hideous roars, more bestial than the beasts', as he dropped plummet-like in mad descent toward the perpetrator of this hideous crime.
It must have been fully eighty feet long from the end of its long, hideous beak to the tip of its thick, short tail, with an equal spread of wings.