Definitions for horror
ˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-hor·ror
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word horror.
intense and profound fear
something that inspires dislike; something horrible
"the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"
repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, horrornoun
An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.
An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.
A literary genre, generally of a gothic character.
(The horrors, informal) An intense anxiety or a nervous depression.
Horror is a genre of literature, film, or other forms of media that is designed to evoke feelings of fear, dread, disgust, or terror in the audience. It often involves themes of death, the supernatural, evil, or the unknown, with the intent to shock, scare or thrill. Horror is also used to describe any situation or real-life event that is extremely distressing, disturbing, or terrifying.
a bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement
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
a painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking
that which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness
Etymology: [Formerly written horrour.]
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'horror' in Nouns Frequency: #1543
The numerical value of horror in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of horror in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.
I think Hong Kong should have its own film industry apart from co-productions with China, because even a province would like to have its local color and see its way of life in the films, hong Kong has a tradition of local films and has very distinct particulars about certain people and about certain subjects that are banned in China -- triads, horror stories, horror mixed with kung fu, kung fu mixed with comedy, that kind of genre in China right now is censored.
I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.
The character is so morally corrupt by society's standards, not only today, but in those days, and, for me, that presents ethical issue, but because this is horror, and it's beautifully realized horror, I can't let my personal feelings get in the way. Honestly, I really had to consider the morality of even shooting some of these things. It's pretty hard-core stuff.
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.
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- страх, жахBelarusian
- Grauen, Angst, Furcht, HorrorGerman
- täpinät, kauhukirjallisuus, kauhu, inho, kammoFinnish
- aversion, dégoût, effroi, horreurFrench
- 恐れ, 恐怖, ホラーJapanese
- 무서움, 두려움, 공포Korean
- отвраще́ние, ужа́стик, омерзе́ние, у́жас, страх, хо́ррор, боя́зньRussian
- страх, жахUkrainian
- ghê rợn, khiếpVietnamese
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