hideous

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adjective hid·eous \ˈhi-dē-əs\

Definition of hideous

  1. 1 :  offensive to the senses and especially to sight :  exceedingly ugly

  2. 2 :  morally offensive :  shocking

hideosity

play \ˌhi-dē-ˈä-sə-tē\ noun

hideously

adverb

hideousness

noun

Examples of hideous in a sentence

  1. The room was filled with hideous furniture.

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

Origin and Etymology of hideous

alteration of Middle English hidous, from Anglo-French hidus, hisdos, from Old French hisde, hide terror


First Known Use: 14th century


HIDEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

hideous

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adjective hid·eous \ˈhi-dē-əs\

Definition of hideous for English Language Learners

  • : very ugly or disgusting


HIDEOUS Defined for Kids

hideous

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adjective hid·eous \ˈhi-dē-əs\

Definition of hideous for Students

  1. :  very ugly or disgusting :  frightful

hideously

adverb


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