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- hideous (adj.)
- c. 1300, "terrifying, horrible, dreadful," from Anglo-French hidous, Old French hideus, earlier hisdos "hideous, horrible, awful, frightening" (11c.; Modern French hideux), from hisda "horror, fear," perhaps of Germanic origin; or else from Vulgar Latin *hispidosus, from Latin hispidus "shaggy, bristly," "[b]ut this presents numerous difficulties" [OED]. Meaning "repulsive" is late 14c.
- 1. His family was subjected to a hideous attack by the gang.
- 2. It's been a perfectly hideous day.
- 3. But was it, in fact, a hideous goof?
- 4. Their new colour scheme is hideous!
- 5. They're not like dogs; they're hideous brutes.
- 它们不像狗, 是丑陋的畜牲.
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