Extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible: she suffered horrendous injuries
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- The victims have suffered a horrendous ordeal and quite appalling injuries in the case of Mr Francis.
- It's great for Roger because he's had a hard time since he suffered a horrendous injury last season.
- The poster showing the Jack Russell's horrendous injuries can be seen in the background.
mid 17th century: from Latin horrendus (gerundive of horrere '(of hair) stand on end') + -ous.
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- Replacing old aircraft parts is now horrendously expensive, and the price of buying new aeroplanes, well, almost impossible.
- Despite it being horrendously windy, it was still warm.
- The phone companies' arrays of mobile phone ‘plans’ are horrendously complicated and hard to compare.
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