toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

hideous
used in Middlemarch

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • And now, as if by some hideous magic, this loud red figure had risen before him in unmanageable solidity—an incorporate past which had not entered into his imagination of chastisements.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (92% in)
  • If he were not only to sink from his highest resolve, but to sink into the hideous fettering of domestic hate?
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (31% in)

There are no more uses of "hideous" in Middlemarch.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®