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Synonyms for hideous
ˈhɪd i əshideous

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  1. hideousadjective

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

  2. hideousadjective

    Frightful; shocking; extremely ugly.

    A piteous and hideous spectacle. Thomas Babington Macaulay.

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

  3. hideousadjective

    Distressing or offensive to the ear; horrible.

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

  4. hideousadjective

    Hateful; shocking.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hideous

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

    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"

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

    beautiful, inoffensive

  2. hideous, repulsiveadjective

    so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

    "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"

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

    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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hideousadjective

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

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  1. Joseph Waks:

    For hate to be distributed like that in our neighborhood, was just shocking, to say the least, we couldn't believe it, here( in) 2022, here in Surfside. This is absolutely hideous.

  2. Joseph Waks:

    We couldn't believe it, here( in) 2022, here in Surfside. This is absolutely hideous.

  3. Virginia Roberts Giuffre:

    Ghislaine Maxwell is the most hideous dancer I've ever seen in my life, i mean it was horrible and this guy was sweating all over me, like his sweat was, like it was raining basically everywhere, I was just like grossed out from it but I knew I had to keep him happy because that's what Jeffrey Epstein of sex crimes and Ghislaine Maxwell would have expected from me.

  4. Zeid Raad al-Hussein:

    The notion of ghost ships drifting on autopilot toward the coasts of Europe in the hopes that coast guards will rescue the people on board and the hideous sight of men and women tearing their flesh on barbed-wire fences in a desperate, and sometimes lethal, attempt to clamber into Europe and find a better, more peaceful life: Such scenes are simply intolerable.

  5. Dave Barry:

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

Translations for hideous

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  • scheußlich, abscheulichGerman
  • βδελυρόςGreek
  • discordante, ruidoso, estridente, atemorizante, chocante, odioso, horrible, horrendoSpanish
  • kauhea, hirvittävä, hirveä, inhottavaFinnish
  • hideuxFrench
  • ûnsjochWestern Frisian
  • förtelmes, szörnyű, undok, utálatosHungarian
  • orribile, odioso, orrendo, detestabileItalian
  • afzichtelijkDutch
  • fæl, stygg, uhyrligNorwegian
  • obrzydliwy, ohydnyPolish
  • ужа́сный, стра́шный, отврати́тельныйRussian

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