Meaning of hideosity in English:


Pronunciation /hɪdɪˈɒsɪti/


  • 1A very ugly object.

    ‘SOS member Stuart Feldman says that although Zuritsky's tower would be a ‘hideosity, ‘broader issues are at stake.’’
    • ‘Their latest hideosity was unveiled this morning at a press conference held at the University of Illinois’ Foreman Auditorium.’
    • ‘These are the sort of songs her fans have come to expect and respect. That they were passed over in favor of dumbed-down, commercial-minded hideosities such as ‘Rock Me’is so tragic it's almost funny.’
    • ‘Not sure what to make of Hobart - it probably used to be very pretty but now has some hideosities (concrete block buildings) plonked in the middle of it.’
    • ‘Temples are still filled with worshipers and old buildings haven't been razed and replaced with cinderblock hideosities.’
  • 2The quality of being hideous.

    ‘A short, elderly woman of unsurpassing hideosity came upon them - or rather, stumbled over them.’
    • ‘What about that 20 pounds of eyeliner that you use to hide your true hideosity?’
    • ‘It was conceived in response to the disproportionate number of entertainers who have collaborated in some capacity with English pop-icon David Bowie only to later suffer premature deaths, varying only in the degree of their hideosity.’
    • ‘Sometimes a point is made almost too fully, as when no fewer than 29 paintings by Giorgio de Chirico detail his borrowings from Raphael, Titian, Guido Reni, Watteau and Fragonard in all their hideosity.’
    • ‘I'm convinced that the picture editor sends every illustration back that is recognisably human and/or fails to meet some European standard of hideosity.’