horrendous

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adjective hor·ren·dous \hȯ-ˈren-dəs, hä-, hə-\

Definition of horrendous

  1. :  extremely bad or unpleasant :  horrible, dreadful His audition was horrendous. horrendous crimes

horrendously

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Examples of horrendous in a Sentence

  1. Her taste in clothes is horrendous.

  2. a horrendous explosion shook the building

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Origin and Etymology of horrendous

Latin horrendus, from gerundive of horrēre


First Known Use: 1659


HORRENDOUS Defined for English Language Learners

horrendous

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Definition of horrendous for English Language Learners

  • : very bad or unpleasant


HORRENDOUS Defined for Kids

horrendous

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adjective hor·ren·dous \hȯ-ˈren-dəs, hä-, hə-\

Definition of horrendous for Students

  1. :  very bad horrendous traffic horrendous trouble



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