horrible

[hawr-uh-buhl, hor-]
adjective
1.
causing or tending to cause horror; shockingly dreadful: a horrible sight.
2.
extremely unpleasant; deplorable; disgusting: horrible living conditions.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English (h)orrible < Old French < Latin horribilis, equivalent to horr- (stem of horrēre to stand on end, bristle with fear) + -ibilis -ible

horribleness, noun
horribly, adverb


1. terrible, awful, appalling, frightful; hideous, grim, ghastly, shocking, revolting, repulsive, horrid, horrendous, horrifying, repellent.


1. attractive.
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horrible (ˈhɒrəbəl)
 
adj
1.  causing horror; dreadful
2.  disagreeable; unpleasant
3.  informal cruel or unkind
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin horribilis, from horrēre to tremble]
 
'horribleness
 
n

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horrible
c.1300, from O.Fr. horrible, from L. horribilis, from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder" (see horror).
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Example sentences
Transport is turning into a horrible political problem for the government.
It's about time someone has the guts to shed light on these horrible practices
  people employ for profit.
It was a grueling journey through horrible heat and humidity.
Ours are usually one day marathons at a horrible back windowless room in a
  restaurant.
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