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horrid

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adjective hor·rid \ˈhȯr-əd, ˈhär-\

Simple Definition of horrid

  • : very shocking or bad

  • : very unpleasant

Full Definition of horrid

  1. 1 archaic :  rough, bristling

  2. 2 :  innately offensive or repulsive: a :  inspiring horror :  shocking b :  inspiring disgust or loathing :  nasty <a horrid man> c :  horrible 2 <the tenor bell … gives out a horrid discordant noise — Robert Graves>

hor·rid·ly adverb
hor·rid·ness noun

Examples of horrid

  1. People there are living in horrid conditions.

  2. He's a horrid little man.



Origin of horrid

Latin horridus, from horrēre


First Known Use: 1590

Rhymes with horrid


HORRID Defined for Kids

horrid

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adjective hor·rid \ˈhȯr-əd\

Definition of horrid

  1. 1 :  horrible 1 <They live in horrid poverty.>

  2. 2 :  very unpleasant :  disgusting <He drank the horrid medicine.>





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