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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.Milton.
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.Dryden.
2. Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking; hence, very offensive.
Not in the legionsShak.
Of horrid hell.
The horrid things they say.Pope.
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.Chapman.