adjective \h-ˈren-dəs, hä-, hə-\

: very bad or unpleasant

Full Definition of HORRENDOUS

:  horrible, dreadful <the tax rate was horrendous> <horrendous crimes>
hor·ren·dous·ly adverb

Examples of HORRENDOUS

  1. Her taste in clothes is horrendous.
  2. <a horrendous explosion shook the building>


Latin horrendus, from gerundive of horrēre
First Known Use: 1659

Rhymes with HORRENDOUS


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