[hid-ee-uh s] /ˈhɪd i əs/
horrible or frightful to the senses; repulsive; very ugly:
a hideous monster.
shocking or revolting to the moral sense:
a hideous crime.
the hideous expense of moving one’s home to another city.
extremely ugly; repulsive: a hideous person
terrifying and horrific
late 14c., from hideous + -ness.
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.
[hahyd-out] /ˈhaɪdˌaʊt/ noun 1. a safe place for hiding, especially from the law. /ˈhaɪdˌaʊt/ noun 1. a hiding place, esp a remote place used by outlaws, etc; hideaway verb (intransitive) 2. to remain deliberately concealed, esp for a prolonged period of time n. also hide-out, “a hiding place,” 1885, American English, from hide (v.) + […]
[hahyd] /haɪd/ verb (used with object), hid, hidden or hid, hiding. 1. to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered: Where did she hide her jewels? 2. to obstruct the view of; cover up: The sun was hidden by the clouds. 3. to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret: to hide one’s […]
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