hideous hideous  /ˈhɪ di əs/


  1. (adj) so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
  2. (adj) grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror



  1. The view used to go all the way to the ocean, now it stops with the hideous high rises.
  2. The salesman enthused that this cute looking gadget replaces the hideous mass of batteries currently required to recharge mobile gadgets.


  1. Designer Remakes NSA's 'Hideous' PRISM Slideshow

    Pretty much everyone has an opinion about PRISM . But Paris-based presentation designer Emiland De Cubber is less concerned about privacy versus security debate — instead, he's worried about the NSA 's lack of PowerPoint know-how "Dear NSA," he writes in the presentation. "You can do whatever you want with my data. But not with my eyes. Those slides are hideous." SEE ALSO: 'Obama Is Checking ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. 'The Architecture of Surveillance': With the NSA leaks making headlines,...

    With the NSA leaks making headlines, Architizer takes a look at the architecture of surveillance, noting that "these buildings do all they can to stay unremarkable; so while they aren't cutting-edge, they also are not so hideous as to be...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Curbed

  3. Letter: A Hideous Auditory Affliction

    The Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus took place yesterday in Portland, Ore. Vernon was the cofounder of the American Tinnitus Association, which is based in Portland, and the leader of research to find a cure for this hideous affliction, which is suffered by an estimated 50 million Americans.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Valley News


  1. Angus MSP Andrew Welsh said: "My reaction is one of shock that such an incident should have happened, especially when young children have been involved. It is a hideous situation for these youngsters."
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: Andrew Welsh Source: Glasgow Evening Times

  2. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "violence against women has reached hideous and pandemic proportions in some societies attempting to recover from conflict."
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "God grant mine eyes may never behold the like, who now saw above 10,000 houses all in one flame; the noise and cracking and thunder of people, the fall of towers, houses, and churches, was like an hideous storm," wrote diarist John Evelyn.
    on Feb 16, 2009 By: John Evelyn Source: FOXNews

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