atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly(adj)
"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"
A thing that causes horror; a terrifying thing, particularly a prospective bad consequence asserted as likely to result from an act.
A person wearing a comic or grotesque costume in a parade of horribles.
Causing horror; terrible; shocking.
Tremendously wrong or errant.
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
hor′i-bl, adj. causing or tending to cause horror: dreadful: awful: terrific.—n. Horr′ibleness.—adv. Horr′ibly. [L. horribilis—horrēre.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'horrible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1274
Rank popularity for the word 'horrible' in Adjectives Frequency: #703
The numerical value of horrible in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of horrible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The law is a horrible business.
Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity
To be forgotten is not something horrible; not to be remembered ever again is something horrible!
This is a horrible, horrible, freak, tragic accident, i cannot imagine a worse way to end your year.
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Translations for horrible
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- esgarrifós, hòrrid, horribleCatalan, Valencian
- horrendo, horribleSpanish
- مصیبت بارPersian
- hirvittävä, kauhistuttava, karmiva, kauheus, kauheaFinnish
- affreux, horribleFrench
- horríbel, horribleGalician
- borzalmas, rettenetes, borzasztóHungarian
- orribile, terribileItalian
- 무시 무시한Korean
- straszny, okropnyPolish
- înfricoșare, înfiorare, groază, groaznic, oribil, îngrozitorRomanian
- ужа́сный, стра́шныйRussian
- förskräcklig, hemsk, fasansfullSwedish
- korkunç, berbatTurkish
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