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Definition of "horrendous" []

  • Hideous; dreadful: "Horrendous explosions shook the whole city” ( Howard Kaplan). (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.

Use "horrendous" in a sentence
  • "Back in 2007, advocates for the mentally ill filed a lawsuit, citing what they called horrendous conditions at the psychiatric unit here at this hospital."
  • "Probably a majority of ethical vegetarians, vegans, and humane animal farming types, are left of center, and many of them would say that the diet of the majority of Americans implicates them in horrendous cruelty — and surely the accusation of immorality is at least as insulting to upstanding folk as an accusation of being a hick."
  • "Neither of us are comfortable in horrendous traffic, but we can do it."