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The beast had hideous fangs.
  extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
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hideous hideously hideousness
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  • The beast had hideous fangs.
  • He had a hideous scar running from his forehead to his jaw.
  • It is a hideous law that punishes the innocent and defenseless.
  • Thomas couldn’t think of any nightmare that could equal this hideous thing coming toward him.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner

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  • 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
  • She then revealed my hideous crime.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • You led me to believe you were hideous, a monster.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • It seemed evident that mine was not, at least, the most hideous of fates.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • ...hundreds of hideous arms grasped at him from every side.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • The monstrous Watchers sat there cold and still, revealed in all their hideous shape.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King

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  • For there again, against the glass ... was the hideous author of our woe—the white face of damnation.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • How perfectly hideous they are!
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • I’m hideous, aren’t I?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • 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
  • Max had never seen more hideous, jumbled forms of life.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • She went to Washington during the war and got this hideous accent.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • It’s so prominent, so red and hideous, I think miserably.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Trish was curled up in the recliner, rocking slightly back and forth, a thick book in her lap and hideous reading glasses pinching the end of her nose.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • "Hideous," I say.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Minho yelled, turning to glower at the closest one, a woman who looked even more hideous than the first man Thomas had seen.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • They heard screams, and a woman’s face—twisted into a hideous scowl, her every tooth edged with grime—appeared at the window "Just let us in, boy," she said, her words barely audible.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • They just married the man their parents told them to marry, and hoped he wasn’t too hideous.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The money belt is hideous, flesh-colored and bunchy.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • He saw Magdalena twist and writhe, becoming something hideous, tentacled and repulsive, before shivering away to ashes with a scream.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • When he was within a few feet, he stopped, and Mark’s eyes traced a path from his booted feet, up his denim-clad legs, his tight plaid shirt, to his face, which was hideously scarred, almost inhuman.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Hassan’s lower lip was hideously busted—he looked like he was chewing a fat wad of tobacco—and his right eye was very nearly swollen shut.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He winced, hand tucked in the pocket of that hideous hoodie like he was doing a Napoleon impression, pressing on the bullet wound that Ringer had given him.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • "Hideous, right?" she said.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Strangest of all was Enoch, who disappeared into his basement laboratory to perform experimental surgeries on his clay soldiers that would’ve made Dr. Frankenstein cringe: amputating the limbs from two to make a hideous spider-man of a third, or cramming four chicken hearts into a single chest cavity in an attempt to create a super-clay-man who would never run out of energy.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The bullet bra, though hideous and scratchy, did fit.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I pull in across the wide stretch of blacktop and although I have my choice I park perhaps a dozen spaces from the open spots nearest the entrance, and I wish I could obscure myself somehow as I walk to the grandly hideous, domed building, the lone customer heading inside.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Whether a memory or funny hideous scandal, we will return to it an hour later and retell the story with additions and this time a few judgements thrown in.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • She’s screaming and she’s scared and she’s going to die, die a hideous miserable death if I don’t get to her.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • "It’s hideous," said Peony with a sneer.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The only equivalent was if I thought about Thomas waiting to die in some strange country, and as soon as that thought came to mind it made something inside me actually flip over, it was so hideous.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Most of them had enough bulk to warrant a double take, but when she scanned their faces—often scarred, pockmarked, or just plain hideous—there was no spark behind their eyes, no shining kernel of cleverness.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Or perhaps born hideous?
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • "They’ll be mourning for you soon enough," came a reply from directly above, and this was followed by a hideous cackling laugh very much like someone choking on a fishbone.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Uuurggghhhh, I look hideous.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • With an ugly chill against his backbone, Matt stared at the hideously painted face.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • But that didn’t keep them from gathering for miles around and making the nights hideous with their howlings and snarlings.
    Fred Gipson  --  Old Yeller
  • It’s all like some kind of hideously gross nightmare.
    R.L. Stine  --  Goosebumps - Night of the Living Dummy
  • She wasn’t gorgeous, but she wasn’t hideous, so Landers got back out of the car and went over to chat with her for a couple minutes.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • ) She left behind heaps of stuff for Ralph and Dina to deal with, including a few hideous synthetic sweaters Dina had tossed her way at Christmas.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Nothing had changed—the frayed red curtains, the armchairs with the upholstery worn thin, the hideous mud-colored carpet.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • Everything becomes soaked in a hideous and wondrous slowness.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The stilettos, as always, are the exclamation point on an ensemble that screams Hideous!
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • She was hideously nauseated.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And then, just ahead, there she was: the hideous serpent.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • He poked his head through the reeds, not all  the way through, just enough for the guys to catch a glimpse of a hideous head covered with black slime.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916
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