Definition of 'hideous'

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He should have been kept in solitary confinement for his hideous crimes. The Sun (2016)I hope the evil human beings responsible for this hideous crime are brought to justice and put in jail for a very long time. The Sun (2016)And can I admit something hideous? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes we like looking at hideous ones. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Voters are reacting to hideous crimes committed by thugs who should be behind bars. The Sun (2006)The lack of sensitivity to her new fame is hideous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is always something inexplicable about hideous crimes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If anything the print looked more hideous on. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It becomes a race against time to stop the man committing a hideous crime. The Sun (2006)It is vital that those who commit these hideous crimes are punished to the full limit of the law. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the priority must be to give those innocent youngsters justice and ensure these hideous crimes are a thing of the past. The Sun (2012)At any given time, the number of fashionable looks that will look hideous on all of us is vast. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His new hairstyle is hideous. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That I looked utterly hideous in all of these outfits entirely missed the point. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I spent the first 14 years of my life sure that my looks were hideous. The Sun (2012)A full investigation will give the police the information they need to target the criminals and criminal networks involved in this hideous crime. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She was perfectly hideous, with a marvellous, stifled comedy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Channel 4's hideous new pub show. The Sun (2015)You don't recognise her, she looks absolutely hideous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The women don't only look hideous, they look miserable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If my friends told me something was hideous, then I would definitely think twice. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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Translations for 'hideous'

British English: hideous /ˈhɪdɪəs/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone or something is hideous, you mean that they are extremely unpleasant or ugly.
...a hideous crime.
  • American English: hideous
  • Arabic: بَشِع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: horrível
  • Chinese: 丑恶的
  • Croatian: užasan
  • Czech: ohyzdný
  • Danish: hæslig
  • Dutch: afschuwelijk
  • European Spanish: espantoso
  • Finnish: kammottava
  • French: hideux
  • German: scheußlich
  • Greek: ειδεχθής
  • Italian: orribile
  • Japanese: ぞっとする
  • Korean: 몹시 추한
  • Norwegian: fæl
  • Polish: ohydny
  • European Portuguese: horrível
  • Romanian: oribil
  • Russian: отвратительный
  • Latin American Spanish: espantoso
  • Swedish: anskrämlig
  • Thai: อัปลักษณ์
  • Turkish: itici
  • Ukrainian: огидний
  • Vietnamese: gớm ghiếc


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