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ˈhɔr ɪd, ˈhɒr-hor·rid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. horrid(adj)

    exceedingly bad

    "when she was bad she was horrid"

  2. hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous(adj)

    grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror

    "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"


  1. horrid(Adjective)

    bristling, rough, rugged

    Etymology: From horridus, from horrere. See horrent, horror, ordure

  2. horrid(Adjective)

    causing horror or dread

    Etymology: From horridus, from horrere. See horrent, horror, ordure

  3. horrid(Adjective)

    offensive, disagreeable, abominable, execrable

    Etymology: From horridus, from horrere. See horrent, horror, ordure

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horrid(adj)

    rough; rugged; bristling

  2. Horrid(adj)

    fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking; hence, very offensive

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Horrid

    hor′id, adj. fitted to produce horror: shocking: offensive.—adv. Horr′idly.—n. Horr′idness. [L. horridushorrēre, to bristle.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horrid in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horrid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of horrid in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Blake:

    There was this absolute fear about what was befalling seemingly healthy gay men, who would suddenly take ill for no apparent reason and die in appalling circumstances, your head is messed up, you have this killer virus coursing through your veins, you feel like a pariah... HIV was considered a gay plague that we (gay men) had brought upon ourselves - it was horrid.

  2. President Trump:

    We're the federal government. We're not supposed to stand on street corners doing testing, you should say,' Congratulations, great job,' instead of being so horrid in the way you ask a question.

  3. Lord Byron:

    How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm I thank thee, night for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this.

  4. Thomas Paine:

    The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside... Horrid mischief would ensue were (the good) deprived of the use of them ... the weak will become a prey to the strong.

  5. Henry James:

    Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.

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    the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    • A. blistering
    • B. frantic
    • C. plush
    • D. greedy

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