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horrible

hor·ri·ble

horrible

 
 
pronunciation:
ho rih bl [or] ha rih bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing a feeling of fear, horror; dreadful.
She had a horrible nightmare.
synonyms:
dreadful, ghastly, horrid, horrifying, terrible
similar words:
atrocious, dire, dread, gruesome, scary
definition 2: not pleasant; very ugly or bad.
Did you make this horrible mess in the kitchen?
synonyms:
awful, disgusting, dreadful, frightful, horrid, obnoxious
antonyms:
delightful, lovely
similar words:
atrocious, disagreeable, distasteful, foul, ghastly, hideous, loathsome, offensive, rank, shocking, terrible, unpleasant
derivations: horribly (adv.), horribleness (n.)
Word History
Horrible comes from a Latin word that means "bristly or savage looking."