Definitions for horrorˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hor•rorˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-(n.)
an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something shocking, terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear:
to shrink back in horror.
anything that causes such a feeling.
a strong aversion; abhorrence.
Informal. something considered bad or tasteless:
That wallpaper is a horror.
horrors, Informal. extreme depression.
Ref: delirium tremens.
(adj.)inspiring or creating horror or loathing:
a horror movie.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(interj.)horrors, (used as a mild expression of dismay, surprise, disappointment, etc.)
Origin of horror:
1520–30; < L, =horr(ēre) to bristle with fear +-or -or1
intense and profound fear
something that inspires dislike; something horrible
"the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"
repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, horror(noun)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
horror(noun)ˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-
a feeling of great shock and fear, or sth that makes you feel this
She looked at the body in horror.; the horrors of life in a war zone
horrorˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-
a type of writing for film or books that is intended to frighten audiences
a horror movie
horrorˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-
sb's account of sth unpleasant that happened to them
horror stories about buying things on the Internet that never arrive
An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.
An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.
A literary genre, generally of a gothic character.
(The horrors, informal) An intense anxiety or a nervous depression.
a bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement
a shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor
a painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking
that which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness
Horror is a film genre seeking to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience's primal fears. Horror films often feature scenes that startle the viewer; the macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Thus they may overlap with the fantasy, supernatural, and thriller genres. Horror films often deal with the viewer's nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Plots within the horror genre often involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage, commonly of supernatural origin, into the everyday world. Prevalent elements include ghosts, aliens, vampires, werewolves, demons, vicious animals, monsters, zombies, cannibals, and serial killers. Conversely, movies about the supernatural are not necessarily always horrific.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'horror' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4278
Rank popularity for the word 'horror' in Nouns Frequency: #1543
Translations for horror
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
great fear or dislike
She has a horror of spiders; She looked at me in horror.
- رُعْب، هَلَعArabic
- horrorPortuguese (BR)
- das EntsetzenGerman
- skræk; rædsel; væmmelseDanish
- τρόμος, φρίκηGreek
- groza, stravaCroatian
- ógn, skelfing; hryllingurIcelandic
- siaubas, pasibaisėjimasLithuanian
- šausmas; riebums; pretīgumsLatvian
- perasaan takut yang amat sangatMalay
- skrekk, forferdelse, avskyNorwegian
- wstręt, grozaPolish
- fasa, skräck, avskySwedish
- dehşet, korkuTurkish
- 極大恐懼，極端厭惡Chinese (Trad.)
- жах; огидаUkrainian
- خوف اور بیزاریUrdu
- sự ghê sợVietnamese
- 极端厌恶Chinese (Simp.)
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