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horror

hor·ror

horror

 
 
pronunciation:
ho rr [or] ha rr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an overpowering and painful feeling of fear, shock, dread, or revulsion.
synonyms:
abhorrence, dread, revulsion, terror, trepidation
antonyms:
relief
similar words:
abomination, alarm, anguish, anxiety, apprehension, dismay, fear, panic, perturbation
definition 2: someone or something that causes horror.
synonyms:
outrage, terror
antonyms:
delight
similar words:
abomination, affliction, atrocity, dread, fright, inhumanity, suffering, torment
definition 3: a strong aversion; dislike.
I have a horror of snakes.
synonyms:
abomination, detestation, loathing
similar words:
antipathy, aversion, dislike, hatred, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion
definition 4: (informal) something thought to be ugly, or in poor taste.
That couch is a horror.
synonyms:
eyesore, monstrosity
similar words:
abomination, disgrace, nightmare, offense
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part of speech: adjective
definition: designed or intended to evoke a feeling of horror.
a horror movie
synonyms:
grisly, gruesome, scary
similar words:
bloodcurdling, gory, lurid
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