hideous

[hid-ee-uhs]
adjective
1.
horrible or frightful to the senses; repulsive; very ugly: a hideous monster.
2.
shocking or revolting to the moral sense: a hideous crime.
3.
distressing; appalling: the hideous expense of moving one's home to another city.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English hidous < Old French hisdos, equivalent to hisde horror, fright (perhaps < Old High German *egisida, akin to egisôn, agison to frighten) + -os -ous; suffix later assimilated to -eous

hideously, adverb
hideousness, hideosity [hid-ee-os-i-tee] , noun
unhideous, adjective
unhideously, adverb
unhideousness, noun


1, 2. grisly, grim; repellent, detestable, odious, monstrous, dreadful, appalling, ghastly.


1. attractive, pleasing.
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hideous (ˈhɪdɪəs)
 
adj
1.  extremely ugly; repulsive: a hideous person
2.  terrifying and horrific
 
[C13: from Old French hisdos, from hisde fear; of uncertain origin]
 
'hideously
 
adv
 
'hideousness
 
n
 
hideosity
 
n

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hideous
c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. hidous, from O.Fr. hideus, earlier hisdos (11c.), from hisda "horror, fear," perhaps of Gmc. origin.
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Example sentences
She is incensed that people get horrible illnesses and die hideous, random
  deaths.
Masks, often grotesque and even hideous, were worn by the healer in order to
  frighten away the spirit causing the disease or pain.
Making matters worse, I had the world's most hideous boss.
Some of these rejection letters are worse than others, some truly hideous.
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