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Definition of "horrid" []

  • Causing horror; dreadful. (adjective)
  • Extremely disagreeable; offensive. (adjective)
  • Archaic Bristling; rough. (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 "horrid" in a sentence
  • ""I mean," said Sibyl, "that you have got to reward me for doing your horrid -- _horrid_, dirty work!""
  • "'I don't care,' she said to herself as she trudged along in silence beside Miss Neale; 'they're horrid to me -- _horrid_."
  • ""How you must have suffered all this cruel time, pent up there in that horrid, _horrid_ place!"