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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hideous  \Hid"e*ous\  (?;  277),  a.  [OE.  hidous,  OF  hidous,  hidos, 
  hidus,  hisdos  hisdous  F.  hideux:  cf  OF  hide,  hisde, 
  fright;  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  OHG.  egid[=i]  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. 
 
  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 
  deliver.''  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Frightful;  ghastly;  grim;  grisly;  horrid;  dreadful; 
  terrible.  --  {Hid"e*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Hid"e*ous*ness}, 
  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hideously 
  adv  :  in  a  hideous  manner;  "her  face  was  hideously  disfigured 
  after  the  accident"  [syn:  {horridly},  {monstrously}] 




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