And not, please note, in the hideous “sore thumb” building that mars the Manhattan skyline still.
The year coming to a close was a hideous one for Obama most of the way through.
The president reneged on his promises ... This hideous betrayal haunts me.
But the results coming out of BOSS are beautiful, even if the telescope is hideous.
She sits in a café in Ann Arbor feeling “swollen and hideous.”
But the hideous doctrines which his cousin had preached to him were not without their effect.
Alberich was the most hideous of all the black, ugly little Nibelungs.
Glorious fields, in truth, but the combats of the past had left them hideous!
The thing thrust so unexpectedly before her eyes was hideous in the extreme.
I have gathered from him and the common-room some hideous stories of you and Jim.
c.1300, "terrifying, horrible, dreadful," from Anglo-French hidous, Old French hideus, earlier hisdos "hideous, horrible, awful, frightening" (11c.; Modern French hideux), from hisda "horror, fear," perhaps of Germanic origin; or else from Vulgar Latin *hispidosus, from Latin hispidus "shaggy, bristly," "[b]ut this presents numerous difficulties" [OED]. Meaning "repulsive" is late 14c.