atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly(adj)
"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"
A thing that causes horror; a terrifying thing, particularly a prospective bad consequence asserted as likely to result from an act.
A person wearing a comic or grotesque costume in a parade of horribles.
Causing horror; terrible; shocking.
Tremendously wrong or errant.
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
hor′i-bl, adj. causing or tending to cause horror: dreadful: awful: terrific.—n. Horr′ibleness.—adv. Horr′ibly. [L. horribilis—horrēre.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'horrible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1274
Rank popularity for the word 'horrible' in Adjectives Frequency: #703
The numerical value of horrible in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of horrible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of horrible in a Sentence
Coca-Cola is so delicious, but it's like sun tanning or cigarettes — they're these wonderful things that we now know are horrible for us.
If President Assad is indeed guilty of this horrible chemical attack on innocent civilians, I will be the first to call for his prosecution and execution by the International Criminal Court.
I was responsible for a terrible incident that has caused lasting physical pain and mental anguish for several people, this was not an intentional act. It was a horrible accident due to a combined set of circumstances including my own bad judgment, confusion, panic and fear.
I like Paul. I like Paul. But these are horrible times for our country. We need very strong leadership. We need very, very strong leadership. And I’m just not quite there. I’m not quite there yet.
How do you hire thousands of people to be a judge ? So it's ridiculous, we're going to change the system. We have no choice for the good of our country, other countries have what's called security people. People who stand there and say you can't come in. We have thousands of judges and they need thousands of more judges. The whole system is corrupt. It's horrible.
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- esgarrifós, hòrrid, horribleCatalan, Valencian
- horrendo, horribleSpanish
- مصیبت بارPersian
- hirvittävä, kauhistuttava, karmiva, kauheus, kauheaFinnish
- affreux, horribleFrench
- horríbel, horribleGalician
- borzalmas, rettenetes, borzasztóHungarian
- orribile, terribileItalian
- 무시 무시한Korean
- straszny, okropnyPolish
- înfricoșare, înfiorare, groază, groaznic, oribil, îngrozitorRomanian
- ужа́сный, стра́шныйRussian
- förskräcklig, hemsk, fasansfullSwedish
- korkunç, berbatTurkish
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