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hideous

hid·e·ous

hideous

 
pronunciation:
hI di s
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: exceptionally ugly or frightening in appearance; repulsive.
He was swallowed by a hideous monster.Look at this hideous dress I have to wear!
synonyms:
grotesque, gruesome, horrid, monstrous, repellent, repugnant, repulsive
antonyms:
beautiful, lovely, ravishing, stunning
similar words:
abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, beastly, disgusting, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, gross, horrendous, horrible, loathsome, odious, revolting, ugly
definition 2: morally repulsive or detestable.
How could he have committed this hideous murder?
synonyms:
abominable, appalling, grisly, heinous, horrendous, monstrous, repugnant, repulsive
antonyms:
righteous, virtuous
similar words:
abhorrent, awful, beastly, detestable, disgusting, dreadful, foul, ghastly, gruesome, horrible, horrid, loathsome, macabre, odious, revolting, shocking, sickening, ugly, vile
definition 3: appalling or worrisome, esp. used of prices.
We can't afford the hideous cost of heating this house.
synonyms:
appalling, atrocious, galling, horrendous
similar words:
shocking, worrisome
derivations: hideously (adv.), hideousness (n.)