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)
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
Origin: [Formerly written horrour.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hor′ur, n. a shuddering: excessive fear: that which excites horror.—adjs. Horr′or-strick′en, -struck, struck with horror.—The horrors, extreme depression: delirium tremens. [L.—horrēre, to bristle.]
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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
The numerical value of horror in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of horror in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.
After the horror of the two world wars and the end of the Cold War, this calls into question the peaceful order in Europe.
If a country has a fascist leader, this is a great horror for that country; but there is much greater horror: The existence of ignorant and unethical masses who support that primitive leader!
‘ American Horror Story ’ has been the number one requested maze from our guests and we’re excited to let them know that we listened to them and are bringing ‘ American Horror Story ’ to life.
I can't talk about Hollywood. It was a horror to me when I was there and it's a horror to look back on. I can't imagine how I did it. When I got away from it I couldn't even refer to the place by name. Out there, I called it.
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Translations for horror
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- жах, страхBelarusian
- Grauen, Horror, Angst, FurchtGerman
- kammo, inho, kauhu, täpinät, kauhukirjallisuusFinnish
- horreur, aversion, effroi, dégoûtFrench
- 恐怖, 恐れ, ホラーJapanese
- 공포, 무서움, 두려움Korean
- ужа́стик, боя́знь, хо́ррор, страх, отвраще́ние, омерзе́ние, у́жасRussian
- жах, страхUkrainian
- khiếp, ghê rợnVietnamese
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