• (British) IPA: /ˈhɪd.iː.ʌs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhɪd.i.əs/


  1. Extremely or shockingly ugly.
    • Thomas Babington Macaulay.
    A piteous and hideous spectacle.
  2. Having a very unpleasant or frightening sound
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      He started up, growling at first, but finding his leg broken, fell down again; and then got upon three legs, and gave the most hideous roar that ever I heard.
  3. Hateful; shocking.
    • William Shakespeare
      Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver.
  4. Morally offensive; shocking; detestable.
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