What does horrible mean?

Definitions for horribleˈhɔr ə bəl, ˈhɒr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word horrible.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly(adj)

    provoking horror

    "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"

Wiktionary

  1. horrible(Noun)

    A thing that causes horror; a terrifying thing, particularly a prospective bad consequence asserted as likely to result from an act.

  2. horrible(Noun)

    A person wearing a comic or grotesque costume in a parade of horribles.

  3. horrible(Adjective)

    Causing horror; terrible; shocking.

  4. horrible(Adjective)

    Tremendously wrong or errant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horrible(adj)

    exciting, or tending to excite, horror or fear; dreadful; terrible; shocking; hideous; as, a horrible sight; a horrible story; a horrible murder

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Horrible

    hor′i-bl, adj. causing or tending to cause horror: dreadful: awful: terrific.—n. Horr′ibleness.—adv. Horr′ibly. [L. horribilishorrēre.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'horrible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1274

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'horrible' in Adjectives Frequency: #703

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horrible in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horrible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Clarence Darrow:

    The law is a horrible business.

  2. Woody Allen:

    Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.

  3. Edgar Allan Poe:

    I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    To be forgotten is not something horrible; not to be remembered ever again is something horrible!

  5. Donna Wood:

    This is a horrible, horrible, freak, tragic accident, i cannot imagine a worse way to end your year.

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