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Definition of "horrible" []

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