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1an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust:children screamed in horror a thing causing a feeling of fear, shock, or disgust:photographs showed the horror of the tragedy the horrors of civil war a literary or film genre concerned with arousing feelings of horror: [as modifier]:a horror movie intense dismay:to her horror she found that a thief had stolen the machine [as exclamation]
) chiefly humorous used to express dismay:horrors, two buttons were missing!
[in singular] intense dislike:many have a horror of consulting a dictionary
) an attack of extreme nervousness or anxiety:the mere thought of it gives me the horrors
2 informal a bad or mischievous person, especially a child:that little horror Zach was around