Definition of horrible in English:


Syllabification: hor·ri·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈhôrəbəl, ˈhär-




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  • The ensuing chain of escalating horribleness is complicated further by Banek's suspicions about his firm's integrity and Gipson's attempt to secure a house loan which might keep his wife from moving halfway across the country.
  • The galactic horribleness of this movie can be summed up in one scene, where our gymnast hero is being pursued by bad guys through a suitably Eastern European looking village.
  • One day your mind will be liberated from the horribleness of your masochistic Puritan upbringing and you will revel in proper laziness, like in Europe.


[as submodifier]: the plan had gone horribly wrong
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  • It was one of those situations where most of the words made sense on their own but put them together and it all goes horribly wrong!
  • An argument with the boyfriend she adored had gone suddenly, horribly, wrong.
  • It should be a cracking afternoon for the neutral, and a horribly nervous afternoon for those involved.


Middle English: via Old French from Latin horribilis, from horrere 'tremble, shudder' (see horrid).

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