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1       adj   If you say that someone or something is hideous, you mean that they are very ugly or unattractive.   (=monstrous, horrible)  
She saw a hideous face at the window and screamed.     
2       adj   You can describe an event, experience, or action as hideous when you mean that it is very unpleasant, painful, or difficult to bear.   (=horrendous)  
His family was subjected to a hideous attack by the gang...     
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1    ghastly, grim, grisly, grotesque, gruesome, monstrous, repulsive, revolting, ugly, unsightly  
2    abominable, appalling, awful, detestable, disgusting, dreadful, godawful     (slang)   horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, macabre, obscene, odious, shocking, sickening, terrible, terrifying  
   appealing, beautiful, captivating, charming, entrancing, lovely, pleasant, pleasing  

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