Marty was cool because he took his hideousness and, with a brilliant wit and oodles of self-knowledge, he flaunted it.
Horror of an inconceivable monstrosity began to assail me: was I following through the dark an unheard of hideousness?
It was when he least endeavoured to conceal his character that its hideousness least appeared.
Nor, going on thus from step to step, did she have a sense of the hideousness of the wrong she contemplated.
He had become so repulsive, that passing his hand over his face, he felt his own hideousness.
It may be possible to cure a vice by showing its hideousness.
Some of the other pictures are wonderful, too—wonderful in their hideousness.
For the hideousness of the disgrace to which he had brought her.
The hideousness of it oppressed her like a nightmare; yet her voice did not falter.
I am more and more conscious of its horror and hideousness every day.
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.