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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

The radio makes hideous sounds.
Bob Dylan

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery.
Bertrand Russell

State formation has been a brutal project, with many hideous consequences. But the results exist, and their pernicious aspects should be overcome.
Noam Chomsky

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

When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, the U.N. vetoed several resolutions right away, calling for an end to the fighting and so on, and that was a hideous invasion.
Noam Chomsky
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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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