[ US /ˈhɪdiəs/ ]
[ UK /hˈɪdi‍əs/ ]
  1. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    subjected to outrageous cruelty
    horrific conditions in the mining industry
    a hideous pattern of injustice
  2. so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
    a hideous scar
    a repulsive mask
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How To Use hideous In A Sentence

  • I was totally expecting you to say that you read a section looking for the miscut part and got yourself hideously freaked out for the bike ride home. Cooperative Blog » Blog Archive » Stephen King
  • One goes like this: He was a hideous giant named Offero, who earned a living carrying travelers across the river.
  • But of course Buchco is hideous and wrong, we need to raise taxes and let's throw in free college tuition too tsk stk btw, neither of you seemned to be aware the mayor of Pittsburgh just announced a similar "homestead" program where Pittsburgh residents will get their tution paid in an effort to get people to move to Pittsburgh. Radio alert.
  • During a secret speech in February 1956 (which was almost immediately leaked to the Western media) he condemned the policies of the hitherto much admired Stalin and accused him of hideous crimes.
  • Finally he could conclude that'life without love is hideous'. Times, Sunday Times
  • Being caught in the middle of someone else's family argument is hideous and embarrassing.
  • It started at four this morning when I was jolted awake by a particularly hideous hypnogogic hallucination. Actually, Today Is Pretty Typical, So Far
  • It is a still a point of hot debate with skiers as to whether Les Arcs is a work of architectural genius, or simply a hideous alpine eyesore.
  • A cat less agile than the rest of his species had been known to entangle himself in the little swing window, and to hang there all the night, sending forth unearthly caterwaulings, to the unspeakable terror of Miss Wendover's guest, unfamiliar with the mechanism of the room, and wondering what breed of Hampshire demon or afrit was thus making night hideous. The Golden Calf
  • I spent the first 14 years of my life sure that my looks were hideous. The Sun
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