adjective hor·ri·ble \ˈhr-ə-bəl, ˈhär-\

: causing horror : very shocking and upsetting

: very bad or unpleasant

Full Definition of HORRIBLE

:  marked by or arousing horror <a horrible accident>
:  extremely bad or unpleasant <a horrible mistake> <horrible food>
horrible noun
hor·ri·ble·ness noun
hor·ri·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of HORRIBLE

  1. He suffered a horrible death.
  2. The crime scene was too horrible to describe.
  3. The team had a horrible season last year.
  4. He realized that he had made a horrible mistake.

Origin of HORRIBLE

Middle English orrible, horrible, from Anglo-French, from Latin horribilis, from horrēre
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with HORRIBLE

HORRIBLY Defined for Kids


adjective hor·ri·ble \ˈhr-ə-bəl\

Definition of HORRIBLE for Kids

:  causing horror :  terrible <a horrible crash>
:  very unpleasant <a horrible smell>
hor·ri·bly \-blē\ adverb


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