adjective hor·rid \ˈhr-əd, ˈhär-\

: very shocking or bad

: very unpleasant

Full Definition of HORRID

archaic :  rough, bristling
:  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

HORRIDNESS Defined for Kids


adjective hor·rid \ˈhr-əd\

Definition of HORRID for Kids

:  horrible 1 <They live in horrid poverty.>
:  very unpleasant :  disgusting <He drank the horrid medicine.>


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