hideously hideously  /ˈhɪ di əs li/


  • (adv) in a hideous manner



  1. It is as if America, so vain and self-consciously fit, has looked upon itself and suddenly seen the hideously consumptive portrait of Dorian Gray.
  2. The plaintiff, Valerie Lakey, 8, had been hideously injured three years earlier when she was caught in the suction drain of a wading pool.
  3. And I started thinking, maybe it's our crimes, the things we do hideously wrong, that gives God some pleasure in ending our lives.


  • The art and wine tour of Tuscany

    American-style hotels are hideously expensive in Florence; if you want something central but more reasonable, you’re going to have to climb some stairs.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Wisconsin State Journal


  1. Mr Phillips, the chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said that all the evidence showed that television was still "hideously white where it matters", a reference to those in senior roles.
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Trevor Phillips Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. Mr Baylis, who lives near Twickenham, said: "It all came on the back of that radio, which is extraordinary. I never thought it would go as fast as it has. Batteries are hideously expensive and with this technology you can forget them. If you run out...
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Trevor Baylis Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "Animal fighting is a hideously cruel and violent illegal activity," Dann said. "I am pleased to join The Humane Society of the United States in this national campaign to protect animals and our communities from this inexcusable crime."
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Marc Dann Source: Dayton Daily News

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