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, 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"

Wiktionary

  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

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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How to say horrible in sign language?

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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. Joaquin Phoenix:

    I knew about that scene from the Bible, but I guess I had never really considered it, when I got there, I thought : I'm not going to rub dirt in her eyes. Who the f * ! # would do that ? It doesn't make any sense. That is a horrible introduction to seeing.

  2. Gail Morrison:

    It's a horrible thing that he should be so out of touch with the realities.

  3. Aldous Huxley:

    You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but now, as yet, intelligent enough.

  4. Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant:

    Whether it sounds good or not, in the end Somalia has turned out to be a great thing for me, because of the effect that it's had on me and the opportunities in my life, is Somalia a good thing? It's a horrible thing. But, you know, I guess there's something to be said for taking something horrible and finding a way to make it in any way positive.

  5. Boston University:

    People have horrible prejudice against mental illness.

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