horror of horrors

Definition of horror of horrors

informal + humorous
used to describe something as shocking or horrible
  • There was no television at the cabin, so—horror of horrors!—we had to spend the evenings reading books and playing board games.

Word by Word Definitions

horror play
  1. : painful and intense fear, dread, or dismay

  2. : intense aversion or repugnance

  3. : the quality of inspiring horror : repulsive, horrible, or dismal quality or character

  1. : calculated to inspire feelings of dread or horror

horror play horrors
  1. : painful and intense fear, dread, or dismay

  2. : intense aversion or repugnance

  3. : the quality of inspiring horror : repulsive, horrible, or dismal quality or character

  1. : calculated to inspire feelings of dread or horror


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