hideousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hideousness - dreadful ugliness; horrible repulsiveness
ugliness - qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses

hideousness

noun
The quality or condition of being ugly:
Translations
بَشاعَه
šerednost
hæslighed
ljótleiki
iğrençlik

hideousness

nGrauenhaftigkeit f, → Scheußlichkeit f

hideous

(ˈhidiəs) adjective
extremely ugly. a hideous vase.
ˈhideously adverb
ˈhideousness noun
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It was nobody's fault-- that was the way of it; and thousands of men and women were turned out in the dead of winter, to live upon their savings if they had any, and otherwise to die.
Eighteen months later--that is to say, on the 15th of February, 1837--he sold the sulky and bought a saddle--said horseback-riding was what the doctor had always recommended HIM to take, and dog'd if he wanted to risk HIS neck going over those mountain roads on wheels in the dead of winter, not if he knew himself.
Under every species of discouragement, they undertook the voyage; they performed it in spite of numerous and almost insuperable obstacles; they arrived upon a wilderness bound with frost and hoary with snow, without the boundaries of their charter, outcasts from all human society, and coasted five weeks together, in the dead of winter, on this tempestuous shore, exposed at once to the fury of the elements, to the arrows of the native savage, and to the impending horrors of famine.
The bottom line is always this: Israel is blameless despite the hideousness of the act; it is superior and more civilised, and, according to Eldar's selective reporting, even Palestinians know this.
The bottom line is always this: Israel is blameless no matter the hideousness of the act; it is superior and more civilized, and, according to Eldar's selective reporting, even Palestinians know it.
The bottom line is always this: Israel is blameless no matter the hideousness of the act; it is superior, more civilized, and, according to Eldar's selective reporting, even Palestinians know it.
Allah is forgiving, so let me sin" When reminded of repentance and the hideousness of disobedience, some people would respond that Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
When the second Test crackled into life on the fourth day I eagerly tuned in to see if England could chase down 354 to level the series and immediately ran into the full force of Swann's hideousness.
This festival is considered an important festival for Egyptian cinema, which spreads light, beauty and thoughts of freedom, while facing hideousness," Namnam stated during his speech in the closing ceremony.
The director doesn't just cast the lens over grime, grit and urban chaos, but also wields the camera as a tool to interrogate the hideousness seething beneath the feature's realistic scenario.
The pain, the hideousness have all been transformed, made new in its pain.
Never, "he exclaims," did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness.