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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror;
- Example: "subjected to outrageous cruelty"
- Example: "a hideous pattern of injustice"
- Example: "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
[syn: hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous]

2. so extremely ugly as to be terrifying;
- Example: "a hideous scar"
- Example: "a repulsive mask"
[syn: hideous, repulsive]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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[imac] 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. "A piteous and hideous spectacle." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or dismay; as, a hideous noise. "Hideous cries." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Hateful; shocking. "Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver." --Shak. Syn: Frightful; ghastly; grim; grisly; horrid; dreadful; terrible. -- Hid"e*ous*ly, adv. -- Hid"e*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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" [syn: hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous] 2: so extremely ugly as to be terrifying; "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask" [syn: hideous, repulsive]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "hideous": abhorrent, abominable, appalling, astounding, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baneful, beastly, contemptible, damnable, dire, direful, disgusting, dread, dreaded, dreadful, exceptionable, execrable, fell, forbidding, formidable, foul, frightful, ghastly, ghoulish, grim, grisly, grotesque, gruesome, hateful, heinous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, ill-favored, ill-looking, inadmissible, loathsome, lurid, macabre, monstrous, morbid, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, odious, offensive, outrageous, redoubtable, repellent, repelling, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten, schrecklich, shocking, sickening, terrible, terrific, terrifying, tragic, tremendous, ugly, unacceptable, unbeautiful, uncomely, undesirable, unsightly, unspeakable, unwanted, unwelcome, vile