horrid definition

  • adjective:
    • Causing horror; dreadful.
    • exceedingly disagreeable; offensive.
    • Archaic Bristling; rough.
    • bristling, harsh, tough
    • causing scary or dread
    • offensive, disagreeable, abominable, execrable
    • Rough; durable; bristling.
    • Fitted to stimulate horror; terrible; hideous; shocking; hence, really unpleasant.
    • grossly unpleasant to decency or morality; causing scary
    • exceedingly bad
  • others:
    • Rough; tough; bristling.
    • Fitted to excite scary; dreadful; shocking: as, a horrid spectacle.
    • Very bad or unpleasant; abominable; execrable.
    • [Horrid and horrible, originally distinct in indicating in their Latin forms, but occasionally utilized interchangeably by later on writers, are now practically totally synonymous in English; but horrid frequently has a milder or less good power than horrible.]
    • Synonyms terrible, frightful, awful, appalling, harrowing, dire, revolting.

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