Pronunciation: (hid'ē-us), [key]
1. horrible or frightful to the senses; repulsive; very ugly: a hideous monster.
2. shocking or revolting to the moral sense: a hideous crime.
3. distressing; appalling: the hideous expense of moving one's home to another city.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.