What does horror mean?

Definitions for horror
ˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-hor·ror

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. horrornoun

    intense and profound fear

  2. horrornoun

    something that inspires dislike; something horrible

    "the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"

  3. repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, horrornoun

    intense aversion

Wiktionary

  1. horrornoun

    An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.

  2. horrornoun

    An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.

  3. horrornoun

    A literary genre, generally of a gothic character.

  4. horrornoun

    (The horrors, informal) An intense anxiety or a nervous depression.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horrornoun

    a bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement

    Etymology: [Formerly written horrour.]

  2. Horrornoun

    a shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor

    Etymology: [Formerly written horrour.]

  3. Horrornoun

    a painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking

    Etymology: [Formerly written horrour.]

  4. Horrornoun

    that which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness

    Etymology: [Formerly written horrour.]

Freebase

  1. Horror

    Horror is a film genre seeking to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience's primal fears. Horror films often feature scenes that startle the viewer; the macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Thus they may overlap with the fantasy, supernatural, and thriller genres. Horror films often deal with the viewer's nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Plots within the horror genre often involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage, commonly of supernatural origin, into the everyday world. Prevalent elements include ghosts, aliens, vampires, werewolves, demons, vicious animals, monsters, zombies, cannibals, and serial killers. Conversely, movies about the supernatural are not necessarily always horrific.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Horror

    hor′ur, n. a shuddering: excessive fear: that which excites horror.—adjs. Horr′or-strick′en, -struck, struck with horror.—The horrors, extreme depression: delirium tremens. [L.—horrēre, to bristle.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'horror' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4278

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'horror' in Nouns Frequency: #1543

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horror in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horror in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of horror in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust, sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements. Either he is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him.

  2. De Palma:

    My character won’t be named Harvey Weinstein, but it will be a horror film, with a sexual aggressor, and it will take place in the film industry.

  3. Roosevelt, Eleanor:

    You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I know so many people, Muslims, who are such unbelievably great people, and they're being so badly tarnished by what's happening now, it's a shame, but it's a tremendous amount of horror and damage and vitriol.

  5. Mark Rutte:

    For now, we are overcome by a sense of horror and disbelief at the terrible events of today.

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