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Hideous Definition

  • grossly offensive
    synonyms:horrific, horrid, outrageous
  • so extremely ugly as to be terrifying;

Sentence Examples

That is such a hideous idea

What a hideous disappointment the meeting is!

Round the boats a hideous war was being waged.

It was as a hideous dream.

A hideous absurdity

hideous and grotesque

You inhuman, hideous monster!

A hideous orgy of massacre and outrage

Verily misery in its most hideous shape.

The cripple laughed a crackling, hideous laugh.

I don’t think we any of us realize the hideous indignity to which my father has been subjected.

They have found out another lover for me; an hideous one!

No one has the right to sell me into the most hideous bondage.

His true, narcissistic, face is exposed and it is hideous to behold.

A hideous vision filled his mind; but it was a vision only; it had no meaning.

His majesty only shook his hideous head, but pointed with his spear towards his army.

The parsonage would resemble a hideous cave were it not open to all the winds and the frosts.

Like some suppressed and hideous thought which flits athwart our musings, but can find no rest within a pure and gentle mind

The girdling of trees was easy and speedy, but it was discountenanced as dangerous and hideous, and was not frequently practiced.

Presently, however, a boy with a bundle of unfolded Globes under his arm came rushing along, making the place hideous with his howls.

I must say, when I first saw one of these hideous monsters, I felt an awe creeping over me, though the natives did not seem to care a bit about them.

The drawback to the peacock as a domestic bird is that he renders the night hideous by his cries, which resemble those of an exceptionally lusty cat.

Within, it has lately been daubed over with the most hideous decorative painting that was ever inflicted upon passive pillars and indifferent vaults.

It was not the crime of man, nor of any class of men, that made the race so miserable, but a hideous, ghastly mistake, a colossal world-darkening blunder.

They are hideous in all the possible aspects and varieties of hideousness—undersized, squat, evil-eyed, pug-nosed, tawdry in dress, ungraceful in every motion.

"The queen does not know herself how hideous she is; for a goat's horn is standing out on her head, and the better I liked her before the worse I like her now."

One of them described to me the process of degradation from the ranks, and I felt for a moment a hideous curiosity to see it, under the influence of which I lingered a little.

Looking back, we cannot wonder at their desperation, for certainly humanity was never confronted with a fate more sordid and hideous than would have been the era of corporate tyranny which they anticipated.

It gives a hideous courage to what would be mere slaughter otherwise; for there it is, a presence always about her, darkly menacing him with that penalty whose murky secret has a fascination for all secret and unwholesome thoughts.

They do not know how disgusting and hideous we find them, with their ugly misshapen bodies, so narrow-shouldered and tiny-chested, their weak sibilant voices that need amplification to carry in our Martian air, and above all their white pasty hairless skins.

But such a rendering does not seem so appropriate to the circumstances as that which makes them a question, smiting on his heart and conscience, and seeking to tear away the veil of sophistication with which he had draped from his own eyes the hideous shape of his crime.