Examples of hideous in a Sentence
The room was filled with hideous furniture.
the hideous way in which she treated her maid after she discovered her ring was missing
Recent Examples of hideous from the Web
Why would something like that need a hideous smattering of ketchup?
The hideous unpopularity of the GOP’s proposed alternatives to the Affordable Care Act has helped to drive Obamacare’s popularity upward, which has in turn fed the view that fixing Obamacare makes more sense than repealing it and replacing it.
No, what is really sad is that the #Democrats are too weak to defeat a hideous candidate like Karen Handel.
After everybody had a couple of drinks, Holtan-Murphy put on a hideous suit covered in Green Bay Packers insignia.
The hideous Sunday incident, which caused at least one death and multiple injuries, led to a familiar reaction: Outrage, grief, mourning and a show of solidarity, led by British politicians and religious leaders.
Even the dowdy styles worn by their unhip classmates are fun to look at, in their own hideous way.
To hard-core environmentalists, oil platforms are hideous eyesores that serve as mute reminders humans are raiding Mother Earth's resources and polluting her atmosphere.
Its octopus arms drag you down into the hideous depths.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
HIDEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hideous for English Language Learners
: very ugly or disgusting
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