: 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
- People there are living in horrid conditions.
- He's a horrid little man.
Origin of HORRID
First Known Use: 1590
Related to HORRID
- abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, offensive, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious, obnoxious, obscene, odious, rancid, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening, ugly
- innocuous, inoffensive
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