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.
Mid 17th century: from Latin horrendus (gerundive of horrere '(of hair) stand on end') + -ous.
Words that rhyme with horrendousstupendous, tremendous
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Line breaks: hor¦ren|dous
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