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Definition extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • The beast had hideous fangs.
hideous = extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • It is a hideous law that punishes the innocent and defenseless.
  • hideous = extremely offensive and/or frightening
  • He had a hideous scar running from his forehead to his jaw.
  • hideous = extremely ugly or frightening
  • Thomas couldn't think of any nightmare that could equal this hideous thing coming toward him.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • hideous = extremely frightening or ugly
  • You led me to believe you were hideous, a monster.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • hideous = extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • It seemed evident that mine was not, at least, the most hideous of fates.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • hideous = extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • She then revealed my hideous crime.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • hideous = extremely ugly or offensive
  • ...hundreds of hideous arms grasped at him from every side.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • hideous = ugly and frightening
  • The Maycomb jail was the most venerable and hideous of the county's buildings.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • hideous = ugly
  • This hideous murder accomplished, I set myself forthwith, and with entire deliberation, to the task of concealing the body.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • hideous = ugly or offensive
  • The monstrous Watchers sat there cold and still, revealed in all their hideous shape.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • hideous = ugly and frightening
  • Every minute, as the train sped on, the colors of things became dingier; the fields were grown parched and yellow, the landscape hideous and bare.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • hideous = extremely ugly
  • How perfectly hideous they are!
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • hideous = extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • I'm hideous, aren't I?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • hideous = extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • Philosophers have reasoned, prophets have denounced, poets have wept and pleaded—and still this hideous Monster roams at large!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • And now, with this last hideous injustice, its time had come, and it had turned them out bag and baggage, and taken their house and sold it again!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Ah, God, the horror of it, the monstrous, hideous, demoniacal wickedness of it!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • They were the drainage of the great festering ulcer of society; they were hideous to look upon, sickening to talk to.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Their justice—it was a lie, it was a lie, a hideous, brutal lie, a thing too black and hateful for any world but a world of nightmares.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • And this was another election in which the Republicans had all the money; and but for that one hideous accident he might have had a share of it, instead of being where he was!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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