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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse" [syn: awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin horrendus, from gerundive of horr?re Date: 1659 horrible, dreadful <the tax rate was horrendous> <horrendous crimes> horrendously adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. horrifying. Derivatives: horrendously adv. horrendousness n. Etymology: L horrendus gerundive of horrere: see HORRID

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Horrendous Hor*ren"dous, a. [L. horrendus.] Fearful; frightful. [Obs.] --I. Watts.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Something that is horrendous is very unpleasant or shocking. He described it as the most horrendous experience of his life... = horrific ADJ 2. Some people use horrendous to describe something that is so big or great that they find it extremely unpleasant. (INFORMAL) ...the usually horrendous traffic jams. = dreadful ADJ horrendously Many outings can now be horrendously expensive for parents with a young family. ADV: usu ADV adj/-ed, also ADV after v

Moby Thesaurus

appalling, astounding, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baneful, beastly, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fell, formidable, ghastly, ghoulish, grim, grisly, gruesome, hideous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, macabre, morbid, redoubtable, rotten, schrecklich, shocking, terrible, terrific, tragic, tremendous, unspeakable



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