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horror

hor·ror

horror

 
pronunciation:
ho rr [or] ha rr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a great and painful feeling of fear or shock.
I jumped in horror when I heard the loud scream.
synonyms:
dread, terror
antonyms:
relief
similar words:
alarm, anguish, anxiety, apprehension, dismay, fear, panic
definition 2: someone or something that causes horror.
The huge dragon was a horror to the people of the village.
synonyms:
outrage, terror
antonyms:
delight
similar words:
affliction, fright, suffering, torment
definition 3: a strong dislike.
I have a horror of snakes.
similar words:
dislike, hatred
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The word horror contains the following part:
horr, hor Latin root that means tremble, bristle (as with fear)
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