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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)

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 "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."