My religion did not allow me to be quiet about these horrendous crimes that I have seen.
This horrendous act of parental abandonment created a terrible crisis for Russian adoption.
Upon joining the modern world, he was hit with horrendous culture shock (it was the mid-90s and he had never even seen a phone).
1650s, from Latin horrendus "dreadful, fearful, terrible," literally "to be shuddered at," gerundive of horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder" (see horror). Earlier form in English was horrend (mid-15c.).