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sustantivo masculino

  • 1 1.1 (miedo, angustia) See examples: me causa horror ver esas escenas
    it horrifies me to see those scenes
    el horror que causó or produjo la matanza
    the feeling of horror o the horror which the massacre provoked
    los exámenes me producen horror
    I have an absolute horror o dread of exams
    les tengo horror a los hospitales
    I'm terrified of hospitals
    1.2 [familiar] (uso hiperbólico) See examples: ¡qué horror!
    how awful o terrible!
    that's awful o terrible!
    ¡qué horror de mujer!
    what an awful o appalling woman!
    what a dreadful o ghastly woman!
    (inglés británico)
    había un horror de gente
    there were a tremendous number of people there
  • 2
    also: horrores masculino plural
    (cosas terribles) See examples: dice horrores de su suegra
    he says awful o terrible o dreadful things about his mother-in-law
    los horrores de los campos de concentración
    the horrors of the concentration camps
    los horrores que vi durante la guerra
    the horrific things I witnessed during the war
Example sentences
  • Me ha causado horror la contradictoria complejidad del corazón humano.
  • Sobrevive al horror, al dolor y a la hemorragia.
  • Es un record para el estreno de una película de horror.

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