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Definition of Hideous

Hideous

  1. Frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; dreadful to behold; as, a hideous monster; hideous looks.
  2. Distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or dismay; as, a hideous noise.
  3. Hateful; shocking.

Hideous Quotations

I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge.
Herman Melville

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.
Dave Barry

Gentle reader, the Fountain of Youth is radioactive, and those who imbibe its poisonous heavy waters will suffer the hideous fate of decaying metal. Yet almost without exception, the wretched idiot inhabitants of our benighted planet would gulp down this radioactive excrement if it were offered.
William S. Burroughs

In the late 1990s, some of the worst terrorist atrocities in the world were what the Turkish government itself called state terror, namely massive atrocities, 80 percent of the arms coming from the United States, millions of refugees, tens of thousands of people killed, hideous repression, that's international terror, and we can go on and on.
Noam Chomsky

Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn't know anything.
Chuck Palahniuk
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Hideous Translations

hideous in Dutch is afgrijselijk, afschuwelijk
hideous in Italian is abominevole, abominabile
hideous in Latin is informis
hideous in Norwegian is heslig, skrekkelig
hideous in Spanish is horroroso, abominable

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