Definition of "horrible" []

  • Arousing or tending to arouse horror; dreadful: "War is beyond all words horrible” ( Winston S. Churchill). (adjective)
  • Very unpleasant; disagreeable. (adjective)
  • Causing horror; dreadful (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Disagreeable; unpleasant (adjective)
  • Cruel or unkind (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "horrible" in a sentence
  • "Oh, let me tell thee all—more than this, something still more horrible, more horrible——!"
  • "Earlier Tuesday, Italy recalled its ambassador to Syria, citing what it called the "horrible repression of the civilian population.""
  • "ANDERSON: Marc ` s struggles began with what he describes as a horrible childhood."