Definition of horrendous in English:

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horrendous

Pronunciation: /hɒˈrɛndəs/

adjective

Extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible: she suffered horrendous injuries
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

horrendousness

noun

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin horrendus (gerundive of horrere '(of hair) stand on end') + -ous.

Words that rhyme with horrendous

stupendous, tremendous

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