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horror

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2 a situation or state that causes great suffering and unhappiness
  • had never experienced the horrors of war

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3 something unpleasant to look at
  • are you really going to hang that horror on the wall?

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4 the emotion experienced in the presence or threat of danger
  • imagine my horror at finding myself face to face with a lion on the loose

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5 a dislike so strong as to cause stomach upset or queasiness
  • cat lover or no, she regards cleaning the litter box with horror

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The first known use of horror was in the 14th century

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“Horror.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/horror. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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