Origin of hideous
Examples from the Web for hideously
A British editorialist called it, “mesmerizingly precious and hideously self-indulgent.”
It also would have been seen as hideously politically incorrect.
The lovely stretch of coastline in front of it was hideously strewn with rubbish.
Those are hideously bad ideas that have driven us into the ditch we're in.
Hideously unpopular, and never personally interested in policy matters, he did his best to stay out of the limelight.
It was a wild, unkempt figure, with straggling beard, hideously staring eyes.The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu|Sax Rohmer
The sullen and hideously painted warriors strutted to and fro in the village.Hero Stories from American History|Albert F. Blaisdell
All the mists of abstraction have now disappeared: here we are on ground which is hideously clear.The Heavenly Father|Ernest Naville
They were hideously maimed and distorted, and had the seeming of creatures that had been racked in millenniums of hell.The House of Pride|Jack London
We were living as hideously in a state of war before as now, except that it was not physically bloody.Home Fires in France|Dorothy Canfield
British Dictionary definitions for hideously
Word Origin for hideous
Word Origin and History for hideously (1 of 2)
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.