horrent

adjective
hor·​rent | \ ˈhȯr-ənt How to pronounce horrent (audio) , ˈhär- \

Definition of horrent

1 archaic : covered with bristling points : bristled
2 archaic : standing up like bristles : bristling

First Known Use of horrent

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for horrent

borrowed from Latin horrent-, horrens, present participle of horrēre "to be stiffly erect, bristle" — more at horror entry 1

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“Horrent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horrent. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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