What does horrendous mean?

Definitions for horrendoushəˈrɛn dəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible(adj)

    causing fear or dread or terror

    "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"


  1. horrendous(Adjective)

    Extremely bad; awful; terrible.

  2. Origin: From Latin horrendus, future participle of horrere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horrendous(adj)

    fearful; frightful

  2. Origin: [L. horrendus.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horrendous in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horrendous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Bowden:

    However, the brutal murder of this woman is an unspeakably horrendous act.

  2. David Whiston:

    For the most part, the market’s view is that things will be horrendous in Venezuela for quite a while.

  3. Blair Payne:

    They just don't make them any better than Young and Wendy, he was great with his kids. There is absolutely no way that this was anything other than just a horrendous accident.

  4. Mouaz Moustafa:

    If you ask anyone about ISIS from Mississippi to Alabama, everyone is so well aware of this obviously evil entity, if you compare it to the horrendous crimes of the Assad regime, it doesn't get, I feel, it doesn't get the same coverage.

  5. Jim Mahoney:

    I was on the tee at Winged Foot, me and a friend of mine, phil got out his driver and was bouncing the ball off the face. Phil looked over to the 17th green and there's a scoreboard. It showed that (Colin) Montgomerie had just double bogeyed the 18th. His whole demeanor changed. But he hits this horrendous slice.

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