hideosity

hideosity
hideosity (n.) "a very ugly thing," 1807, from HIDEOUS (Cf. hideous) on model of monstrosity, etc.

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  • hideosity — noun see hideous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hideosity — See hideous. * * * …   Universalium

  • hideosity — noun a) The state or condition of being hideous; extreme ugliness. b) Something hideous …   Wiktionary

  • hideosity — hid·eos·i·ty …   English syllables

  • hideosity — n. (pl. ies) 1 a hideous object. 2 hideousness …   Useful english dictionary

  • hideous — adjective Etymology: alteration of Middle English hidous, from Anglo French hidus, hisdos, from Old French hisde, hide terror Date: 14th century 1. offensive to the senses and especially to sight ; exceedingly ugly 2. morally offensive ; shocking …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hideousness — See hideosity. * * * …   Universalium

  • hideously — See hideosity. * * * …   Universalium

  • hideous — hideously, adv. hideousness, hideosity /hid ee os i tee/, n. /hid ee euhs/, adj. 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;… …   Universalium

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