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(Hor"ri*ble) a. [OE. horrible, orrible, OF. horrible, orrible, F. horrible, fr. L. horribilis, fr. horrere. See Horror.] Exciting, or tending to excite, horror or fear; dreadful; terrible; shocking; hideous; as, a horrible sight; a horrible story; a horrible murder.

A dungeon horrible on all sides round.

Syn. — Dreadful; frightful; fearful; terrible; awful; terrific; shocking; hideous; horrid.

(Hor"ri*ble*ness), n. The state or quality of being horrible; dreadfulness; hideousness.

The horribleness of the mischief.
Sir P. Sidney.

(Hor"ri*bly), adv. In a manner to excite horror; dreadfully; terribly.

(Hor"rid) a. [L. horridus. See Horror, and cf. Ordure.]

1. Rough; rugged; bristling. [Archaic]

Horrid with fern, and intricate with thorn.

2. Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking; hence, very offensive.

Not in the legions
Of horrid hell.

The horrid things they say.

Syn. — Frightful; hideous; alarming; shocking; dreadful; awful; terrific; horrible; abominable.

(Hor"rid*ly), adv. In a horrid manner. Shak.

(Hor"rid*ness), n. The quality of being horrid.

(Hor*rif"ic) a. [L. horrifieus; horrere to be horrible + -ficare (in comp.) to make: cf. F. horrifique. See Horror, - fy.] Causing horror; frightful.

Let . . . nothing ghastly or horrific be supposed.
I. Taylor.

(Hor`ri*fi*ca"tion) n. That which causes horror. [R.] Miss Edgeworth.

(Hor"ri*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Horrified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Horrifying ] [L. horrificare. See Horrific.] To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror; as, the sight horrified the beholders. E. Irving.

(Hor*rip`i*la"tion) n. [L. horripilatio, fr. horripilare to bristle; horrere to bristle + pilus the hair: cf. F. horripilation.] (Med.) A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc.

(Hor*ris"o*nant) a. Horrisonous. [Obs.]

(Hor*ris"o*nous) a. [L. horrisonus; horrere to be horrible + sonus a sound.] Sounding dreadfully; uttering a terrible sound. [Obs.] Bailey.

(Hor"ror) n. [Formerly written horrour.] [L. horror, fr. horrere to bristle, to shiver, to tremble with cold or dread, to be dreadful or terrible; cf. Skr. hsh to bristle.]

1. A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement. [Archaic]

Such fresh horror as you see driven through the wrinkled waves.

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