hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous(adj)
grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
"subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
"a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"
Frightful; shocking; extremely ugly.
A piteous and hideous spectacle." Thomas Babington Macaulay.
Distressing or offensive to the ear; horrible.
Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver. - William Shakespeare
frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; dreadful to behold; as, a hideous monster; hideous looks
distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or dismay; as, a hideous noise
Hideous is a berry- and citrus-flavored liqueur, produced by Hideous, L.C., a company based in the United States. The liqueur is 70 proof, is magenta in color, and mildly sweet. The company promotes it to be consumed as a "shooter" as well as in mixed drinks, several recipes for which it has developed. It has been compared in flavor to the cocktail called a cosmopolitan. The liqueur is made from potato and corn neutral spirit, with added natural flavors derived from berries grown in the state of Washington and citrus fruits. The neutral spirit is produced at Distilled Resources Inc. in Rigby, Idaho, and Hideous is one of only four U.S. liqueur manufacturers to produce its own neutral spirit. Hideous, L.C.'s owner and founder is Michael E. Klein, who is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. He developed the brand while a student at the University of Texas at Austin. The company is incorporated in New Orleans, where its headquarters is located, but most of the company's business is conducted from its Austin, Texas office. The liqueur is currently available in the U.S. states of Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming, and Oregon.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hid′e-us, adj. frightful: horrible: ghastly.—ns. Hideos′ity, Hid′eousness.—adv. Hid′eously. [O. Fr. hideus, hisdos—hide, hisde, dread, prob.—L. hispidus, rough, rude.]
The numerical value of hideous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of hideous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of hideous in a Sentence
Killing innocent civilians is a horrific, hideous act that no religion can approve
Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.
The notion of ghost ships drifting on autopilot toward the coasts of Europe in the hopes that coast guards will rescue the people on board and the hideous sight of men and women tearing their flesh on barbed-wire fences in a desperate, and sometimes lethal, attempt to clamber into Europe and find a better, more peaceful life: Such scenes are simply intolerable.
They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them.
Never try to look back, and never gaze into the Past. Sometimes Past can be like Medusa, the hideous Gorgon with scary human face and having venomous snakes in the place of her hair. Beware of gazing directly into Medusa's eyes, for it can turn the onlooker into a stone. The Past does exactly the same - it freezes you stone cold, slowing and stopping all your actions, ambitions and aspirations..... the reason why Past is likened to Medusa here. Look forward to today, to this very moment, to the Present that welcomes you happily, as your journey of life continues upwards and onwards. A Viaxe Continua! Have a great journey, my friend!
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- abscheulich, scheußlichGerman
- discordante, horrendo, horrible, odioso, chocante, atemorizante, estridente, ruidosoSpanish
- kauhea, hirveä, hirvittävä, inhottavaFinnish
- ûnsjochWestern Frisian
- utálatos, undok, szörnyű, förtelmesHungarian
- detestabile, orribile, odioso, orrendoItalian
- stygg, fæl, uhyrligNorwegian
- ohydny, obrzydliwyPolish
- ужа́сный, стра́шный, отврати́тельныйRussian
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