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Definition of hideous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1very ugly or unpleasant synonym revolting
  2. 2 a hideous face/building/dress Their new color scheme is hideous! a hideous crime The whole experience had been like some hideous nightmare. When they refused to let me leave my hotel, I thought, at first, it was all some hideous mistake.
adverb His face was hideously deformed.
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