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Definitions for hideous
ˈhɪd i əshideous

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hideous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. hideous, repulsive(adj)

    so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

    "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"

Wiktionary

  1. hideous(Adjective)

    Frightful; shocking; extremely ugly.

    A piteous and hideous spectacle." Thomas Babington Macaulay.

  2. hideous(Adjective)

    Distressing or offensive to the ear; horrible.

  3. hideous(Adjective)

    Hateful; shocking.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hideous(adj)

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

  2. Hideous(adj)

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

  3. Hideous(adj)

    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. Stendhal:

    Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.

  2. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman:

    Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning.

  3. Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy:

    Killing innocent civilians is a horrific, hideous act that no religion can approve

  4. Finley Peter Dunne:

    Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.

  5. Ben Fogle:

    Standing on the summit of Xtreme Everest is the most beautiful and the most hideous experience of my life.

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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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