hideous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “hideous” in the English Dictionary

"hideous" in British English

See all translations

hideousadjective

uk   us   /ˈhɪd.i.əs/
extremelyugly or ​bad: They've just ​built some hideous new ​apartmentblocks on the ​seafront. She ​wears the most hideous ​colourcombinations you could ​everimagine.
hideousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of hideous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hideous" in American English

See all translations

hideousadjective

 us   /ˈhɪd·i·əs/
offensive, ​extremelyugly, or ​shocking: The ​bathroom was ​pink and ​green and ​silver – it was ​absolutely hideous.
(Definition of hideous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hideous”
in Korean 흉측한…
in Arabic بَشِع…
in Malaysian sangat hodoh…
in French hideux…
in Russian уродливый, отвратительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極醜的, 極壞的…
in Italian orrendo…
in Turkish çok çirkin, iğrenç, korkunç…
in Polish ohydny…
in Spanish horrible, horroroso…
in Vietnamese gớm guốc…
in Portuguese horrendo, hediondo…
in Thai น่ากลัว…
in German scheußlich…
in Catalan horrible…
in Japanese 醜い, おぞましい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极丑的, 极坏的…
in Indonesian buruk…
What is the pronunciation of hideous?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More