horrid

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adjective hor·rid \ˈhȯr-əd, ˈhär-\

Definition of horrid

  1. 1 archaic :  rough, bristling

  2. 2 :  innately offensive or repulsive:a :  inspiring horror :  shocking horrid living conditionsb :  inspiring disgust or loathing :  nasty a horrid manc :  extremely bad or unpleasant :  horrible the tenor bell … gives out a horrid discordant noise — Robert Graves

horridly

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horridness

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Examples of horrid in a Sentence

  1. People there are living in horrid conditions.

  2. He's a horrid little man.

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Origin and Etymology of horrid

Latin horridus, from horrēre


First Known Use: 1590


HORRID Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of horrid for English Language Learners

  • : very shocking or bad

  • : very unpleasant


HORRID Defined for Kids

horrid

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adjective hor·rid \ˈhȯr-əd\

Definition of horrid for Students

  1. 1 :  horrible 1 They live in horrid poverty.

  2. 2 :  very unpleasant :  disgusting He drank the horrid medicine.



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