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  • adv. In a hideous manner.
  • adv. To an extreme degree

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a hideous manner or degree.

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

  • adv. in a hideous manner


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hideous +‎ -ly


  • The nightmare of pollution in the East was now the obsession of the Greens, and number one on their hit list was the nuclear-power industry, which they called hideously unsafe.

    The Sum of all Fears

  • In one of her little tempers, as they called her hideously ugly rages, she dashed it against the back of the chimney, after which it never gave a single tick; and some of the diamonds went to the ash-pit.

    A Double Story

  • He was also wearing what I can only describe as a hideously ugly fishing hat.

    The Human Bobby

  • Zoo Director of Conservation and Animal Welfare Scott Carter said in a news release that the animal "can only be described as hideously cute."

    Sweetness & Light

  • I doubt that you would allow someone to describe an organisation as "hideously" black or "hideously" gay or "hideously" Muslim.

    EXCLUSIVE: Tories Want Dyke to Fight as a Joint LibDem/Tory Candidate

  • However, the terrible song in the middle of The Cheesecake Factory was kind of hideously romantic, so I certainly don't fault her for falling for it.

    TV Squad

  • I find if you fuck a man as soon as he walks in through the door, then you avoid this kind of hideously awkward exchange.

    The Date The Earth Stood Still

  • I see him sitting next to me at the old Connie Mack Stadium at 51st and Lehigh, eating a hot dog and slugging down a few Ballantines, while hideously booing Johnny Callison ("can't hit") and Richie Ashburn ("a twerp").

    Joe Bonsall: A Reflection of Daddy

  • My skin tingled and I squinted my eyes against the pain I felt sure was on the way, but the tingle faded with a hideously shrill shriek from outside.


  • Apparently, though, we signed on to whole new ways of taking care of the American people and Earth with this last election, ways that are substantially transformative and hideously expensive.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Poll of VC Readers


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