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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hid·eous /ˈhɪdiəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hid·e·ous a.
 1. Frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; dreadful to behold; as, a hideous monster; hideous looks. “A piteous and hideous spectacle.”
 2. Distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or dismay; as, a hideous noise. Hideous cries.”
 3. Hateful; shocking. “Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver.”
 Syn: -- Frightful; ghastly; grim; grisly; horrid; dreadful; terrible.
 -- Hid*e*ous*ly, adv. -- Hid*e*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror;
             "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern
             of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining
             industry" [syn: horrid, horrific, outrageous]
      2: so extremely ugly as to be terrifying; "a hideous scar"; "a
         repulsive mask" [syn: repulsive]