What does horrible mean?

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

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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. Emma Goldman:

    Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name!

  2. The FBI:

    From the start, this has been a thorough and deliberate investigation. Due to technical challenges accessing lawfully acquired evidence that was encrypted, this investigation has taken significantly longer than expected. However, we are confident that it has uncovered the key facts and that we have done everything in our ability to provide answers to all those impacted by this horrible attack.

  3. Phil Mickelson:

    They’re scary motherf ------ to get involved with, we know they killed [ Washington Post reporter Jamal ] Khashoggi and have a horrible record on human rights. They execute people over there for being gay. Knowing all of this, why would I even consider Washington Post ? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates.

  4. Vicki Lawrence:

    I texted Carol and said, ‘ This just sucks. I hate this. It’s just horrible to see the people you love so much go away, ’ carol wrote back and said, ‘ I know, I know. I spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the very last word out of her mouth was ‘ Allen Ludden,'.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We have to have a ban on people coming in from Syria and different parts of the world with this philosophy that is so hateful and so horrible.

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