horrent

adjective

hor·​rent ˈhȯr-ənt How to pronounce horrent (audio)
ˈhär-
1
archaic : covered with bristling points : bristled
2
archaic : standing up like bristles : bristling

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of horrent was in 1667

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Cite this Entry

“Horrent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horrent. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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