What does hideous mean?

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ˈhɪd i əshideous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageousadjective

    grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror

    "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"

  2. hideous, repulsiveadjective

    so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

    "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"

Wiktionary

  1. hideousadjective

    Frightful; shocking; extremely ugly.

    A piteous and hideous spectacle." Thomas Babington Macaulay.

  2. hideousadjective

    Distressing or offensive to the ear; horrible.

  3. hideousadjective

    Hateful; shocking.

    Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver. - William Shakespeare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hideousadjective

    frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; dreadful to behold; as, a hideous monster; hideous looks

  2. Hideousadjective

    distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or dismay; as, a hideous noise

  3. Hideousadjective

    hateful; shocking

Freebase

  1. Hideous

    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

  1. Hideous

    hid′e-us, adj. frightful: horrible: ghastly.—ns. Hideos′ity, Hid′eousness.—adv. Hid′eously. [O. Fr. hideus, hisdoshide, hisde, dread, prob.—L. hispidus, rough, rude.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hideous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hideous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hideous in a Sentence

  1. Desiderius Erasmus:

    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.

  2. Stendhal:

    Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.

  3. The wise Pharoah Moe:

    The more dirty, hideous people you meet, the more your thrashing gains. My thrashing is my pride in such days"..

  4. Leslie Carroll:

    Apart from the hideous racial trolling that we’ve seen… I think that’s a minority… I think they’re going to be widely accepted.

  5. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley:

    I saw—with shut eyes, but acute mental vision—I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion. Frightful must it be, for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavor to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world.

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Translations for hideous

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  • abscheulich, scheußlichGerman
  • βδελυρόςGreek
  • discordante, horrendo, horrible, odioso, chocante, atemorizante, estridente, ruidosoSpanish
  • kauhea, hirveä, hirvittävä, inhottavaFinnish
  • hideuxFrench
  • ûnsjochWestern Frisian
  • utálatos, undok, szörnyű, förtelmesHungarian
  • detestabile, orribile, odioso, orrendoItalian
  • afzichtelijkDutch
  • stygg, fæl, uhyrligNorwegian
  • ohydny, obrzydliwyPolish
  • ужа́сный, стра́шный, отврати́тельныйRussian

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