hideous: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hid'ē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. horrible or frightful to the senses; repulsive; very ugly: a hideous monster.
  2. shocking or revolting to the moral sense: a hideous crime.
  3. distressing; appalling: the hideous expense of moving one's home to another city.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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