What does horrible mean?

Definitions for horrible
ˈhɔr ə bəl, ˈhɒr-hor·ri·ble

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, uglyadjective

    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. horriblenoun

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

  2. horriblenoun

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

  3. horribleadjective

    Causing horror; terrible; shocking.

  4. horribleadjective

    Tremendously wrong or errant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horribleadjective

    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

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  1. Alex
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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

Examples of horrible in a Sentence

  1. Kim Jong:

    I felt horrible about it, and I had to walk around like that for a few months, so I wore a beanie everywhere I went.

  2. Patti Solis Doyle:

    It was awful. It was a horrible thing to do. It was a s----y thing to do to her. But he did it. She didn't do it.

  3. Tamara Alrifai:

    It's an economic crisis, a financial crisis, a political crisis, a health crisis and now this horrible explosion.

  4. Veronique Lamb:

    He did something really bad and he really knows it, hopefully this has opened the eyes of people to this horrible business. It's very sad.

  5. Bob Baffert:

    We did not cheat to win the Kentucky Derby, i want to protect my legacy. I’ve trained great horses. I’ve trained the best horses that have run through there. My record proves it. This is horrible what has happened. The horse never got that medication. It’s an injustice to the horse. He’s a great horse. He ran hard. He deserved to win that race and it kills me because these horses are like my children and for something to happen to him like that is horrible but we have to deal with it and hopefully it will get resolved.

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