Definition of "horror" []

  • An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear. See Synonyms at fear. (noun)
  • Intense dislike; abhorrence. (noun)
  • A cause of horror. (noun)
  • Informal Something unpleasant, ugly, or disagreeable: That hat is a horror. (noun)
  • Informal Intense nervous depression or anxiety. Often used with the. (noun)
  • Extreme fear; terror; dread (noun)

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.

  • Intense loathing; hatred (noun)
  • A thing or person causing fear, loathing, etc (noun)
  • Having a frightening subject, esp a supernatural one (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "horror" in a sentence
  • "Well, imagine *the horror, the horror* when we decided to try California Vegan, went in, and found that California Vegan, which replaced that god awful Thai restaurant, was, in fact, vegan Thai!"
  • "In the horror of the darkness which enveloped us, the _horror of space_ came over my spirit."
  • "S ome are mooting the idea of stripping John C. Yoo of his tenure at Boalt Hall, but I recoil in horror from the notion."