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annus horribilis

/ˈænʊs hɒˈriːbɪlɪs/
a terrible year
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C20: from Latin, modelled on annus mirabilis, first used by Elizabeth II of the year 1992
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Latin for dreadful year


This annus horribilis has been the worst in a decade, with high unemployment, corporate failures, and the downturn of the stock market.

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modeled on annus mirabilis 'remarkable year''s 21st Century Lexicon
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