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English Dictionary: hideous by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
hideous
adj
  1. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
    Synonym(s): hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous
  2. so extremely ugly as to be terrifying; "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"
    Synonym(s): hideous, repulsive
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hideous \Hid"e*ous\ (?; 277), a. [OE. hidous, OF. hidous, hidos,
      hidus, hisdos, hisdous, F. hideux: cf. OF. hide, hisde,
      fright; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. egid[c6] horror, or L.
      hispidosus, for hispidus rough, bristly, E. hispid.]
      1. Frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; dreadful to
            behold; as, a hideous monster; hideous looks. [bd]A
            piteous and hideous spectacle.[b8] --Macaulay.
  
      2. Distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or
            dismay; as, a hideous noise. [bd]Hideous cries.[b8]
            --Shak.
  
      3. Hateful; shocking. [bd]Sure, you have some hideous matter
            to deliver.[b8] --Shak.
  
      Syn: Frightful; ghastly; grim; grisly; horrid; dreadful;
               terrible. -- {Hid"e*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Hid"e*ous*ness},
               n.
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