annus horribilis

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annus horribilis (ˈænʊs hɒˈriːbɪlɪs)
a terrible year
[C20: from Latin, modelled on annus mirabilis, first used by Elizabeth II of the year 1992]

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Main Entry:  annus horribilis
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  Latin for dreadful year
Example:  This annus horribilis has been the worst in a decade, with high unemployment, corporate failures, and the downturn of the stock market.
Etymology:  modeled on annus mirabilis 'remarkable year''s 21st Century Lexicon
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