adjective Etymology: alteration of Middle English hidous, from Anglo-French hidus, hisdos, from Old French hisde, hide terror Date: 14th century 1. offensive to the senses and especially to sight ; exceedingly ugly 2. morally offensive ; shockinghideosity nounhideously adverbhideousness noun

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  • Hideous — Hid e*ous (h[i^]d [ e]*[u^]s; 277), a. [OE. hidous, OF. hidous, hidos, hidus, hisdos, hisdous, F. hideux: cf. OF. hide, hisde, fright; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. egid[=i] horror, or L. hispidosus, for hispidus rough, bristly, E. hispid.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hideous — may refer to:* Ugliness * Hideous (liqueur) * Hideous Records, a British record label established by the band Reuben …   Wikipedia

  • hideous — c.1300, terrifying, horrible, dreadful, from Anglo Fr. hidous, O.Fr. hideus, earlier hisdos hideous, horrible, awful, frightening (11c.; Mod.Fr. hideux), from hisda horror, fear, perhaps of Germanic origin; or else from V.L. *hispidosus, from L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hideous — index loathsome, odious, offensive (offending), repulsive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hideous — *ugly, ill favored, unsightly Analogous words: revolting, repulsive, *offensive, loathsome: repellent, obnoxious, abhorrent, distasteful (see REPUGNANT): homely, *plain Antonyms: fair Contrasted words: *beautiful, lovely, comely, pretty,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hideous — [adj] grotesque, horrible abominable, animal, appalling, awful, beast, bestial, detestable, disgusting, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, gross*, gruesome, hateful, horrendous, horrid, loathsome, macabre, monstrous, morbid, nasty,… …   New thesaurus

  • hideous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely ugly. 2) extremely unpleasant. DERIVATIVES hideously adverb hideousness noun. ORIGIN Old French hidos, hideus, from hide fear …   English terms dictionary

  • hideous — [hid′ē əs] adj. [ME hidous < Anglo Fr < OFr hidos < hide, hisde, fright] horrible to see, hear, etc.; very ugly or revolting; dreadful hideously adv. hideousness n …   English World dictionary

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  • hideous — [[t]hɪ̱diəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that someone or something is hideous, you mean that they are very ugly or unattractive. She saw a hideous face at the window and screamed. ...hideous new Europe architecture, and horrible metal sculptures …   English dictionary

  • Hideous! — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hideous. Hideous! est un film américain réalisé par Charles Band, sorti en 1997. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique …   Wikipédia en Français

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