Definitions

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  • n. The state of being hideous; extreme ugliness

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being hideous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dreadful ugliness; horrible repulsiveness

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Examples

  • This Clintonian hideousness is far more Bush in 2000 than Gore. kwesi

    Clinton supporters to swarm DC over Florida and Michigan

  • And not until its hideousness is made apparent to the world at large by women's dictum, will men cease to drink both in public and private.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding

  • And as for Beyonce, I just thought it was plain hideousness.

    The Best and Worst of the 2009 Academy Awards

  • As to the Nonconformists, their contributions are probably not desired: otherwise, accustomed to not very courteous treatment though they are, it would still be imprudent to warn them that their own "hideousness" was to be carved in the same marble with the beauty of Lord Falkland.

    Lectures and Essays

  • Give the Free Churches time, and let us see whether they have not something better to give us in return than "hideousness" and "immense ennui."

    Lectures and Essays

  • Longrider's words in order to paint a picture of the kind of hideousness that Lovelock is contemplating.

    The Devil's Kitchen

  • It is an anomalous aspect of the Easter miracle that in our troubled era it has generated works of art of scarcely conceivable hideousness (above) — mostly concocted as “faith aids,” and generally missing all but the crudest aspects of the pertinent Gospel narratives.

    Easter Sunday

  • And making fun of an audience member's outfit is more likely to make me squirm than laugh, even though I know the audience member was totally unfazed and the whole joke depends on the utter, over-the-top, spangled, eye-aching hideousness of Dame Edna's own costumes.

    All About Me

  • I'd love to tell you I didn't enjoy Kim Kardashian's wedding on E! in all its opulent soul-churning hideousness, or that I didn't savour the sight of Chinese pandas being delivered to Scotland live on BBC News more than almost all of this year's worthy BBC2 dramas.

    Grace Dent's TV OD 2011 roundup

  • Even in the wake (so to speak) of Order of Ancient Hibernian homophobia, I've taken my children to the parade thinking it (in all its splendor and hideousness) part of their heritage as New York Irish Jews.

    Michele Somerville: No Green Beer: Keeping St.ÂÂÂÂÂPatrick's Day Holy

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