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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HIDEOUSNESS

The horrible, bitter truth had been forced upon her, and she saw it in all its hideousness.

It was when he least endeavoured to conceal his character that its hideousness least appeared.

He had become so repulsive, that passing his hand over his face, he felt his own hideousness.

Some of the other pictures are wonderful, too—wonderful in their hideousness.

The hideousness of it oppressed her like a nightmare; yet her voice did not falter.

I'm sick of this prudery which throws its own hideousness over all it sees.

What mask could exceed in hideousness the countenance of the Dead Man?

Then, he says, the 'Demon of Chicane appeared to me in all his hideousness.

For the first time, however, he saw his clothing in all its hideousness.

It might escape the hideousness of sin, but the hideousness of age was in store for it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from hideous + -ness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HIDEOUSNESS

deformity

noundisfigurement, distortion
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