Despicable vs Hideous - What's the difference?

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Despicable is a related term of hideous.

As adjectives the difference between despicable and hideous

is that despicable is fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless while hideous is frightful; shocking; extremely ugly.




(en adjective)
  • Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
  • Synonyms

    * (l) * mean * vile


    * honorable




    (en adjective)
  • Frightful; shocking; extremely ugly.
  • A piteous and hideous spectacle." .
  • Distressing or offensive to the ear; horrible.
  • * 1719 ,
  • He started up, growling at first, but finding his leg broken, fell down again; and then got upon three legs, and gave the most hideous roar that ever I heard.
  • Hateful; shocking.
  • Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver. -

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "hideous" is often applied: monster, creature, man, face, thing, crime, form, death, aspect, spectacle, picture, roar, sound, manner, way, disease, mistake, shape, dress, fact, act, smile.


    * frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, grotesque, horrid, dreadful, terrible

    Derived terms

    * hideosity * hideously * hideousness