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Physical AttributesPlay
Use 'hideous' to vividly describe someone or something's physical features in a negative way. SlideHe wore a mask to cover his hideous scars.
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Beyond UglyPlay
'Hideous' implies a level of ugliness that causes fear or horror, not just normal unattractiveness. SlideThe haunted house was decorated with hideous figures.
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Emotional ReactionPlay
Using 'hideous' often shows the speaker's strong emotional response to something very unpleasant to look at. SlideShe recoiled at the hideous sight of the abandoned home.