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Definition of 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

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

I only ever play Vegas one night at a time. It's a hideous, gaudy place; it may not be the end of the world per se, but you can certainly see it from there.
Robin Williams

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird.
Uma Thurman

I turned 40 on the set of the reunion show for 'Sheer Genius,' so it wasn't a hideous birthday because I had everyone on the cast and crew sing 'Happy Birthday' to me, and I won $10,000 for being the fan favorite. It was really liberating to turn 40 and realize that I felt very comfortable with myself and knew who I was.
Tabatha Coffey

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