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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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. Sandra Tsiligeridu:

    When we got close, we saw a person in a horrible state.

  2. Petra Kvitova:

    I really tried hard not to play the third one in this kind of heat, i knew it's going to be very hot, but I couldn't imagine how horrible the heat was in, so it was pretty difficult conditions. … When you are playing, you are not just really thinking about it. But when you stop for a while, then you feel the heat like from the ground, as well. Yeah, it was the humidity, as well, was there. We didn't really play, like, long rallies. I think that was kind of helpful.

  3. District Attorney Ashley Rich:

    We have a horrible scene here.

  4. Woody Allen:

    Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Everything starts at the top and he's the president, all you have to do is look at the Veterans Administration and look at the bad, the horrible care our vets get.

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