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hideous
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room.
    p. 11.7
  • A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge-hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic.
    p. 14.7
  • Before the Revolution they had been hideously oppressed by the capitalists, they had been starved and flogged, women had been forced to work in the coal mines (women still did work in the coal mines, as a matter of fact), children had been sold into the factories at the age of six.
    p. 70.9
  • He pushed open the door, and a hideous cheesy smell of sour beer hit him in the face.
    p. 87.5
  • The rat had never come back, but the bugs had multiplied hideously in the heat.
    p. 150.1
  • His face looked enormous because of its nearness, and hideously ugly because it was seen from below.
    p. 253.4

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