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