Marty was cool because he took his hideousness and, with a brilliant wit and oodles of self-knowledge, he flaunted it.
Horror of an inconceivable monstrosity began to assail me: was I following through the dark an unheard of hideousness?
The hideousness of it oppressed her like a nightmare; yet her voice did not falter.
Nor, going on thus from step to step, did she have a sense of the hideousness of the wrong she contemplated.
It might escape the hideousness of sin, but the hideousness of age was in store for it.
It may be possible to cure a vice by showing its hideousness.
They bathe not, neither do they swim; and Cerberus in all his hideousness was not arrayed like some of these.
For the hideousness of the disgrace to which he had brought her.
Their minds have not been sensitized to outdoor beauty and hideousness.
I am more and more conscious of its horror and hideousness every day.
c.1300, "terrifying, horrible, dreadful," from Anglo-French hidous, Old French hideus, earlier hisdos "hideous, horrible, awful, frightening" (11c.; Modern French hideux), from hisda "horror, fear," perhaps of Germanic origin; or else from Vulgar Latin *hispidosus, from Latin hispidus "shaggy, bristly," "[b]ut this presents numerous difficulties" [OED]. Meaning "repulsive" is late 14c.