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Synonyms for hideous
ˈhɪd i əshideous

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Wiktionary

  1. hideousadjective

    Synonyms:
    terrible, horrid, grim, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, grotesque

  2. hideousadjective

    Frightful; shocking; extremely ugly.

    A piteous and hideous spectacle. Thomas Babington Macaulay.

    Synonyms:
    dreadful, grim, ghastly, grotesque, horrid, terrible, grisly, frightful

  3. hideousadjective

    Distressing or offensive to the ear; horrible.

    Synonyms:
    grisly, grim, terrible, frightful, grotesque, dreadful, ghastly, horrid

  4. hideousadjective

    Hateful; shocking.

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

    Synonyms:
    terrible, dreadful, grim, grotesque, ghastly, frightful, grisly, horrid

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hideous

    Synonyms:
    frightful, unshapely, monstrous, horrid, horrible, ugly, grisly, grim, ghastly

    Antonyms:
    graceful, beautiful, captivating, attractive

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"

    Synonyms:
    dread(a), fearsome, extortionate, direful, terrible, horrific, dreaded, dire, unconscionable, fearful, frightening, horrendous, awful, usurious, exorbitant, dreadful, outrageous, repulsive, steep, horrid

    Antonyms:
    beautiful, inoffensive

  2. hideous, repulsiveadjective

    so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

    "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"

    Synonyms:
    detestable, repugnant, repulsive(a), outrageous, horrific, obscene, horrid, abhorrent, repulsive

    Antonyms:
    inoffensive, beautiful

Editors Contribution

  1. ugly

    something that isn't pretty is ugly.

    the combination of those colors is really hideous!

    Submitted by JP03 on October 23, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hideousadjective

    Synonyms:
    frightful, dreadful, appalling, horrible, terrible, horrid, ghastly, grisly, grim, shocking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hideousadjective

    Synonyms:
    horrible, grim, ogreish, grisly, repulsive, ugly, ghastly, shocking

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How to use hideous in a sentence?

  1. Zack Rosenburg:

    It was hideous, the lucky families were the ones living in 30-foot FEMA trailers with six or seven other people.

  2. Dave Barry:

    Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.

  3. D. H. Lawrence:

    One watches them on the seashore, all the people, and there is something pathetic, almost wistful in them, as if they wished their lives did not add up to this scaly nullity of possession, but as if they could not escape. It is a dragon that has devoured us all: these obscene, scaly houses, this insatiable struggle and desire to possess, to possess always and in spite of everything, this need to be an owner, lest one be owned. It is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease. One feels a sort of madness come over one, as if the world had become hell. But it is only superimposed: it is only a temporary disease. It can be cleaned away.

  4. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman:

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

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Never try to look back, and never gaze into the Past. Sometimes Past can be like Medusa, the hideous Gorgon with scary human face and having venomous snakes in the place of her hair. Beware of gazing directly into Medusa's eyes, for it can turn the onlooker into a stone. The Past does exactly the same - it freezes you stone cold, slowing and stopping all your actions, ambitions and aspirations..... the reason why Past is likened to Medusa here. Look forward to today, to this very moment, to the Present that welcomes you happily, as your journey of life continues upwards and onwards. A Viaxe Continua! Have a great journey, my friend!

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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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