Hideous - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhɪdiəs|  American pronunciation of the word hideous
Brit.  |ˈhɪdɪəs|  British pronunciation of the word hideous

adjective

- grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror(syn: horrid, horrific, outrageous)

a hideous pattern of injustice

- so extremely ugly as to be terrifying(syn: repulsive)

a hideous scar

Examples

The room was filled with hideous furniture.

...the hideous way in which she treated her maid after she discovered her ring was missing...

It was hideous to watch.

Dinnertime that day was hideous.

Her face was hideously scarred.

...local residents regard the hulking apartment building as a hideous excrescence on their once-lovely street...

...people in our neighborhood think that that orange and green office building is a hideous fright...

The anatomist presents to the eye the most hideous and disagreeable objects.

There was that hideous spidery crustacean, the crab.

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