Definitions for horribleˈhɔr ə bəl, ˈhɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hor•ri•bleˈhɔr ə bəl, ˈhɒr-(adj.)

  1. causing horror; shockingly dreadful.

  2. extremely unpleasant; deplorable:

    horrible living conditions.

Origin of horrible:

1275–1325; ME (h)orrible < OF < L horribilis=horri-, var. s. of horrēre+-bilis -ble


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. horrible(adjective)ˈhɔr ə bəl, ˈhɒr-

    bad or unpleasant; = awful, terrible

    The food was horrible.; What a horrible thing to say!

  2. horribleˈhɔr ə bəl, ˈhɒr-

    shocking and frightening

    a horrible murder/crime


  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

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

Translations for horrible

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


causing horror; dreadful

a horrible sight.

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