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horror

masculine noun

  • 1 1.1 (miedo, angustia) 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 or the horror which the massacre provoked
    los exámenes me producen horror
    I have an absolute horror or dread of exams
    les tengo horror a los hospitales
    I'm terrified of hospitals
    1.2 [colloquial] (uso hiperbólico) ¡qué horror!
    how awful or terrible!
    that's awful or terrible!
    ¡qué horror de mujer!
    what an awful or appalling woman!
    what a dreadful or ghastly woman! (British)
    había un horror de gente
    there were a tremendous number of people there [colloquial]
  • 2
    also: horrores masculino plural
    (cosas terribles) dice horrores de su suegra
    he says awful or terrible or 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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