[ hid-ee-uhs ]
/ ˈhɪd i əs /
horrible or frightful to the senses; repulsive; very ugly: a hideous monster.
shocking or revolting to the moral sense: a hideous crime.
distressing; appalling: the hideous expense of moving one's home to another city.
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Origin of hideous
SYNONYMS FOR hideous
OTHER WORDS FROM hideous
hid·e·ous·ly, adverbhid·e·ous·ness, hid·e·os·i·ty [hid-ee-os-i-tee] /ˌhɪd iˈɒs ɪ ti/, nounun·hid·e·ous, adjectiveun·hid·e·ous·ly, adverb
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The house is the last word of hideosity, but the pictures are rather good.Passing By|Maurice Baring
British Dictionary definitions for hideosity
/ (ˈhɪdɪəs) /
extremely ugly; repulsivea hideous person
terrifying and horrific
Derived forms of hideoushideously, adverbhideousness or hideosity (ˌhɪdɪˈɒsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for hideous
C13: from Old French hisdos, from hisde fear; of uncertain origin
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